Man City Star midfielder set to sign new contract “in the coming days”
The deal will keep him at the club throughout the 2021/22 season and ensure the captain ends his career at Manchester City with nine years under his belt.
The Brazilian has escaped his father’s time so far, remaining a key figure in Pep Guardiola’s squad until the age of 36 – and although he doesn’t play 38 games a season like he does. previously done at the club, the midfielder general continues to play a key role. in the first team.
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Globo Esporte writes that the contractual discussions between Manchester City and Fernandinho have ‘advanced in recent weeks‘and that now’everything indicates‘that an official announcement of the 12-month extension will arrive’the next days‘.
Towards the end of the 2020/21 season, manager Pep Guardiola tended to favor Fernandinho over young Rodri in some of the key games – including a Champions League semi-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.
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Rumors have circulated that the club are looking to sign a long-term replacement, with Fernandinho being the oldest player on the squad.
Sassuolo’s impressive youngster Manuel Locatelli has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad, but no official talks have started between the two clubs.
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