Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has signed a contract extension with Manchester City, as reported by SkySports.
The 32 year old’s current contract was due to expire in the summer, and discussions between player and club had been ongoing for several months about a new deal, with speculation about the Brazilian’s immediate future now ended with the news he is set to stay in Manchester at least until 2020.
Since joining City from Ukrainian club Shaktar Donetsk in a £30 million deal in 2013, Fernandinho has already made 212 appearances for City, including playing 30 matches in all competitions so far this season.
Speaking to the City website, Fernandinho, said “This is a club with a fantastic future, and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible”.
Whilst Fernandinho has credited Pep Guardiola with making him a better player since he arrived in Manchester, the admiration appears to be both ways. Last month, the Catalan manager claimed that he would not have been able to get into the current City team as Fernandinho is “much, much better” than he was – high praise from a man who played more than 350 games for Barcelona and 47 times for Spain.
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