Fernandinho has signed a one-year extension to his contract with Premier League champions Man City. The Brazilian has spent 8 years with the club after joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013. He has made 350 appearances for the club, winning four league titles and six league cups. The only trophy that has eluded Fernandinho with Man City in the Champions League. After losing in the final to Chelsea, the midfielder wants one more shot at the biggest prize in club football.
“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,” Fernandinho said. “In my point of view, we can do that, there’s still places to improve and to get those targets.”
“Obviously, for me and for my family it’s a pleasure to stay in Manchester for one more year,” he added. “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.”
“Fernandinho’s contribution to Manchester City cannot be overstated.” City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said. “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.”