Fernandinho signs contract extension at City

Fernandinho has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City.

The 36-year-old had faced an uncertain future this summer.

He had initially refused to commit to another year at Etihad Stadium.

But after finally reaching an agreement, the veteran pointed to unfinished business being a key factor.

And he described it as a ‘pleasure’ to keep his family in Manchester for another year.

Fernandinho happy with new contract

“In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet.”

“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 happiest person there,” he added.

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Fernandinho has made 350 appearances for City, since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013.

In that time he has won 12 trophies, including four Premier League titles – but the Champions League has eluded him.

He was benched for this year’s final last month, being introduced as a 64th minute substitute by Pep Guardiola as City fell to a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Fernandinho succeeded David Silva as captain last year.

He will now have one last shot to lift the famous European trophy as skipper.

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