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Official: Fernandinho signs a new contract at Man City

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Fernandinho has put an end to doubts over his future by putting pen-to-paper on a new contract with Manchester City.

Manchester City have announced that Fernandinho has signed a one-year contract extension until June 2022.

Fernandinho’s previous deal was due to expire this week. The 36-year-old was linked with a return to his native Brazil, but he has decided there is still some unfinished business to attend to in England.

The City captain will, therefore, extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium for a ninth year.

“In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet,” Fernandinho told the club’s media. “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 most happy person there.”

Fernandinho made 36 appearances in all competitions last season to win a fourth Premier League title and a sixth Carabao Cup at City.

The midfielder also played a key role behind the club’s first-ever Champions League final appearance and will hope to go one better next season in winning the competition for the first time.