Mercato: After nine years at Manchester City, Fernandinho announces his departure

Fernandinho will no longer be a citizen at the club since 2013. The 36-year-old midfielder has announced that he will not extend his contract, which expires on June 30.

Sitting with Pep Guardiola during a pre-match press conference during the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Atlético de Madrid, Fernandinho said he “didn’t think of extending” with the Skyblues. If the Brazilian states that he wants to play more, one important fact tipped the scales: “I want to play. I will return to Brazil. I decided with my family, which is the most important thing to me. C “It Same as last season. I don’t play much but I take care of the other players and try to help as much as I can on or off the pitch.” The Brazil international had last summer extended his contract for a year.

Banned by Rodri, Fernandinho appeared only thirteen times with City in the Premier League and had to settle for pieces at the end of the match. If he has already expressed a desire to return to the country, the player coached by Athletico Paranaense did not reveal the name of the club where he was scheduled to land.

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In 2013 Shakhtar arrived from Donetsk for 40 million euros, Fernandinho is part of the furniture at the Etihad Stadium. He has played 370 games scoring 25 goals in all competitions. With the Citizens, the defensive midfielder holds a huge record: four-time English champions (2014, 2018, 2019 and 2021), six League Cups (2014, 2016 and then between 2018 and 2021) as well as the FA Cup and Community in 2019 Shield twice (2018 and 2019). Only the Champions League is missing from the list of people who have also won a total of 53 caps with Brazil. So this edition is the last chance for those who passed very close to the grill last year.

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