Manchester City and fan favorite Fernandinho agree to contract extension

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On the verge of recording his 300th appearance with Manchester City, some amazing news has arrived for veteran midfielder Fernandinho and fans are no doubt going to love it. 

 

On Tuesday, the club announced they've agreed to a contract extension with the 34-year-old Brazilian standout, keeping him with the defending English Premier League champions through the 2021 season. 

Yup, he's not going anywhere. Fernandinho has been a fan favorite since he arrived to Manchester in 2013. And, he's had a memorable career thus far with the English powerhouses. 

 

Fernandinho, as of this writing, has played in 299 games for City. Fittingly enough, his 300th match is set to come on Wednesday night against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup. City won the first leg 3-1 at Old Trafford and are in terrific shape to advance on Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium. 

 

Thus far for Manchester City, Fernandinho has helped the team win three league titles, one FA Cup, four League Cups and one Community Shield. 

 

“Our fans are unbelievable," Fernandinho said in a team statement. "I am so happy that I will continue to play for them a year longer. I feel their love and passion and it genuinely helps keep me driven.

“My focus now is on making sure we continue to be successful. My time here has been decorated by silverware, but under Pep’s guidance we have really accelerated. I want that to carry on for as long as possible.”