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December 6, 2023

Fernandinho Extends City Stay

Written by Jacobs Dunga

Manchester City captain, Fernandinho has confirmed he’s staying at the Etihad for another year in order to help the club reach their goals.

The midfielder’s contract was running out and now an agreement has been reached and papers signed to remain at the EPL champions for another year.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk man is delighted to remain with the citizens entering his 9th season in England with four premier league titles won.

“In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet,” Fernandinho said. “And so that’s why I decided to stay here another year and try to help the team and the club to achieve the goals that they’re looking for. In my point of view, we can do that, there’s still places to improve and to get those targets. And obviously, for me and for my family it’s a pleasure to stay in Manchester for one more year.

“If I can keep doing the same way, leading them inside the pitch, off the pitch, to help them to improve and get better and to perform better during the games, I would be the most happy person there.”

City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said “Fernandinho’s contribution to Manchester City cannot be overstated.” “He is an outstanding footballer, one of the best in the world in his position, and an exemplary professional.

“Since he arrived in 2013, his attitude and consistency have been exceptional, and he has developed into one of our most influential players.

“He is our captain, our leader and it is a position he has excelled in. There are a number of talented young players in our squad and, therefore, it is vital we have somebody with Fernandinho’s knowledge and experience.

“He remains an important player for us and we are delighted he has committed to another year.”

The city number 25 has had over 350 appearances since making his EPL debut against Newcastle United back in 2013.

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