Manchester City captain Fernandinho signs new one-year contract

Fernandinho has played 350 games in all competitions for City since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and helped the club win four Premier League trophies.

Fernandinho has played 350 games in all competitions for City.   -  Pool via Reuters

Manchester City captain Fernandinho has signed a one-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2022, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

Fernandinho, 36, has played 350 games in all competitions for City since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and helped the club win four Premier League trophies and six League Cups.

"In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet," said Fernandinho, who also won the Copa America with Brazil in 2019.

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"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.

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"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."

City will begin their Premier League title defence on August 15 when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur.

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