Manchester City’s captain Fernandinho signed a one-year contract extension with club that will see him stay at the Etihad till the end of the upcoming season. After reaching the Champions League finals, FA Cup semi-finals and winning both the Premier League and the Carabao Cup last season, the 36-year-old will be looking to lead the club to another successful season.
A long-time fan favourite, Fernandinho was signed from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2013 for €40 million. He had an instant impact at the club as Manchester City won the league and league cup double in 2013/14 too. Since signing for the blue side of Manchester, Fernandinho has amassed 24 goals and 30 assists in 350 appearances for the club. He has won 12 trophies in his time in England.
What Fernandinho said
Fernandinho had an interview with the club, in which he said that he felt the job was not completed yet. “In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet,” he 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 happiest person there.”
Manchester City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added, “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 remains an important player for us and we are delighted he has committed to another year.”
Manchester City kick off their 2021/22 season on 15th of August against Tottenham Hotspur away.