Fernandinho has agreed the terms of a new one-year contract with Manchester City and will sign after resolving a business issue back in Brazil, Simon Mullock of the Sunday Mirror reports.
City have left it late to renew the Brazilian’s deal, which is due to expire next June, but he is now said to have agreed everything and will put pen to paper soon.
The 32-year-old has looked better than ever this season, playing a demanding role in City’s midfield which allows the creative attacking forces in front of him to thrive. Fernandinho himself has also contributed to the attack with 2 goals and 1 assist so far this season.
Pep Guardiola has also praised his midfield general.
“Right now Fernandinho is one of the best, best, best three holding midfield players,” the City boss said.
“With his mentality he gives us a lot. With the ball, without the ball. In terms of many things we need to compete.”
Fernandinho joined Manchester City from Shakhtar Donetsk in June 2013 for a fee of around £34million and has proven to be an excellent signing, winning the Premier League and League Cup (twice) since his arrival.
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