Date: 30th June 2021 at 5:35pm
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Manchester City will be buoyed in their defence of the Premier League title next season by the continued presence of club captain Fernandinho. 

The Brazilian midfielder’s previous contract had been due to expire and it was not known whether or not City were planning to offer him an extension, however this news means he will spend at least one more season at the Etihad.

Upon signing the deal, the 36-year-old explained that ‘the job is not done yet’, which could be a reference to the fact that the Champions League has so far eluded Pep Guardiola’s side of serial winners.

The Citizens lost 1-0 to Chelsea in last season’s Champions League final.

Many fans believed Fernandinho should have started the Champions League final.

“In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet,” he said.

“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. We can do that, there’s still places to improve and and to get those targets.”

Fernandinho joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and has since made 350 appearances, winning four league titles, one FA Cup and six League Cups.

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