Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester City which will see him stay at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2021.
The new contract will take the versatile midfielder’s total number of years at the club to eight by 2021. The 34 year old who is set to make his 300th appearance for the sky blues in the next game has won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups with Manchester City.
This is the best possible news. I want to take this opportunity to put on record how grateful I am to my teammates and the backroom staff here at City. Without them, this deal would not be possible, so sincere thanks to every single one of them.– Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho
“I have enjoyed every second of my time here. I never expected to build such a meaningful relationship with the Club and the fans, but it has happened, and I am grateful every single day.
“Our fans are unbelievable; I am so happy that I will continue to play for them a year longer. I feel their love and passion and it genuinely helps keep me driven.
“My focus now is on making sure we continue to be successful. My time here has been decorated by silverware, but under Pep’s guidance we have really accelerated. I want that to carry on for as long as possible.
Manuel Pellegrini signed Fernandinho in 2013 and played him alongside Yaya Toure and the Brazilian has grown as a player under Pep Guardiola and was Manchester City’s one of the most important players in the past 2 seasons that ended in Premier League triumphs.
This new deal reflects Fernandinho’s quality and commitment. He is not only a first-class professional and one of the best players in world football, he is a fantastic person who leads by example every single day.– Director of Football Txiki Begiristain
“We have a talented young squad – but making sure they are supplemented by senior players of Fernandinho’s ilk is of paramount importance. What he brings in terms of leadership and professionalism is valued by everyone at the football club.
“He is a player with outstanding technical quality, and his appreciation of the game allows him to play multiple positions. He is also a player without ego, someone who values his teammates and recognises the importance of the squad.”
Notably, Fernandinho has won 22 trophies n his 14-year senior club career including nine league titles at Shakhtar Donetsk and Man City.