City skipper targets more success after new deal

29 June 2021 21:44:09 GMTPlus11

Manchester City captain Fernandinho says he has unfinished business at the club after signing a new one-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The 36-year-old Brazilian has committed himself to the Citizens for the 2021-22 campaign and they are 10/11 to retain their league title.

Fernandinho has enjoyed a glittering career in English football since signing from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, making more than 350 appearances for City.

The midfielder, who lifted the Copa America with Brazil in 2019, has won four Premier League titles and six EFL Cups during his time in Manchester but the Champions League continues to elude the Citizens.

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They lost 1-0 to Chelsea in May's final in Porto, where Fernandinho came on as a 64th-minute substitute, and becoming European champions remains a burning ambition for Pep Guardiola and his squad.

After the departure of record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who has joined Barcelona as a free agent, City will be delighted to retain Fernandinho and the experienced skipper is hungry for more success.

In a statement on the official club website, he said: "In my head and my mind, the job is not done yet. 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 to get those targets. If I can keep leading them inside the pitch, off the pitch, to help them to improve and get better and to perform better during the games, I would be the happiest person there."

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