Man City Star Midfielder Set To Sign New Contract 'In The Next Few Days'

Manchester City captain Fernandinho is expected to sign a new one year deal with the club, claims Najda Mauad for Globo Esporte.
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The deal will keep him at the club through the length of the 2021/22 season, and will guarantee the captain will finish his Manchester City career with nine years under his belt.

The Brazilian has evaded father time so far, remaining a key figure in Pep Guardiola’s squad through the age of 36 - and while he does not play 38 games a season like he did previously at the club, the midfield general continues to play a key role in the first team squad.

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Globo Esporte write that contract 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 coming in 'the next few days'.

Towards the end of the 2020/21 season, manager Pep Guardiola tended to favour Fernandinho over the younger Rodri in some of the key matches - including a Champions League semi-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Rumours have circulated that the club will be looking to bring in a long term replacement with Fernandinho being the oldest player in the squad. 

Sassuolo’s impressive youngster Manuel Locatelli has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad, however no official talks have begun between the two clubs. 

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