Fernandinho to stay at Manchester City for another season?

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According to reports, Premier League leaders Manchester City are interested in keeping club captain Fernandinho at the club beyond the season. The Brazilian midfielder’s contract with the Premier League leaders is set to expire at the end of the season.

Manchester City are exploring the opportunity to keep the club captain as a player or coaching options. Reports suggest that the club are set to open talks with the now 36-year-old in the coming weeks.

Fernandinho has been a very loyal servant for the Premier League giants. Since making the switch to England. Fernandinho has made a total of 369 appearances in all competitions for Manchester City. In this time he has recorded 25 goals and 32 assists in all competitions. (stats via Transfermarkt)

This term he has played majorly played as a second fiddle to Rodri in the baseline of midfield. He has made a total of 19 appearances across all competitions. In this time he has recorded one goal and two assists. (stats via Transfermarkt)

Since arriving in 2013, Fernandinho has played under various different managers. Enjoying his most successful time after the arrival of Pep Guardiola. He has won 11 trophies during his time in England, to add to the six league titles he won with Shakhtar in Ukraine. He also has 53 caps for his national team. The club captain looks set to lift the Premier League trophy yet again in a few months time. Manchester City are currently nine points clear on top of the Premier League table.

Are Manchester City making the right call by keeping Fernandinho at the club?

Despite playing as a backup for most of this season, Fernandinho is still a very important part of the City squad. The Brazilian midfielder is a very influential player of Pep Guardiola’s squad. The club captain remains very respected by the team and the coaches due to his professionalism on and off the field.

Reports suggest that the Manchester City academy graduates look up to Fernandinho and he is a leader on and off the pitch. With Pep Guardiola planning to introduce many academy graduates into the first-team setup this term and next term. He is desperate to keep hold of Fernandinho. The final decision still lies with the Brazilain midfielder. Reports suggest that Fernandinho will make his decision at the end of the season.

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