- Fernandinho has been given a contract extension with Manchester City until 2021
- The Brazilian midfielder has been converted into a central defender due to the injury crisis
- The 34-year-old has won three Premier League titles and four League Cups with the Etihad outfit
Fernandinho has been handed a new one year deal with Manchester City as his contract is set to expire in the summer of 2021.
The Brazilian midfielder has made himself one of the key players in Pep Guardiola's squad since joining the Etoihad outfit in 2013.
The 34-year-old has won three Premier League titles and four League Cup trophies
"This is the best possible news," he said.
"I have enjoyed every second of my time here. I never expected to build such a meaningful relationship with the club and the fans, but it has happened, and I am grateful every single day.
"Our fans are unbelievable; 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 (Guardiola's) guidance we have really accelerated. I want that to carry on for as long as possible."
The former Shakhtar Donetsk has now become a dependable player in city's center-half position following the crisis in defence.
Guardiola was also delighted with the new deal saying: "He's not young anymore but he plays mentally as a young guy so it will be a pleasure to be together for another year," City manager Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports News.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Sadio Mane is set to miss Liverpool's trip to the London Stadium to take on West ham in their outstanding Premier League match.
The Reds remain unbeaten this season and a win for Jurgen Klopp's side will see them go 19 points clear on top of the table.
Mane was substituted in the Merseysider's 2-1 win against Wolves at the Molineux and Klopp has confirmed the Senegalese striker will not be available for the clash.
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