In a recent report, The Daily Mirror has mentioned that Manchester City are willing to offer Fernandinho a one-year contract. It is understood that the Brazilian midfielder wants a two-year deal but Man City are making progress in their attempts to convince the player to pen a one-year contract extension which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium beyond this summer (via The Daily Mirror).
Fernandinho’s Impressive Campaign In English Football
Fernandinho has experienced another outstanding season at Manchester after making himself a useful presence in Pep Guardiola’s midfield over the past ten months. The veteran midfielder was involved in 36 matches for the Mancunian giants last season, netting one goal and grabbing four assists across all fronts.
The 36-year-old has been a valuable contributor at the centre of the park as he averaged 1.5 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 0.8 clearances, 0.7 shots and 0.7 key passes per game in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign. He was also tidy when distributing the ball from midfield based on his pass completion rate of 87.2% in league football (stats via whoscored).
Despite entering the twilight years of his playing career, Fernandinho has shown no signs of slowing down and has been a useful presence in Pep Guardiola’s dressing room. His incredible contributions have helped Man City do the double by winning the League Cup and the Premier League recently.
Man City Ready To Offer Fernandinho A One-Year Extension: Good Move For Both Parties?
Fernandinho has got a wealth of experience and knows what it takes to be successful at the highest level. He is still a decent tackler of the ball and can make some crucial interceptions for his side. The Brazilian midfield ace also doesn’t take too many chances with his clearances from the back. He has also been good on the ball for Man City this season as he has got the vision to play a killer pass in the final third.
However, at 36, father time will soon catch up with Fernandinho, so Man City are wise to offer him a one-year extension as he still might have enough left in his tank to fill in as a decent squad player at the Etihad Stadium next season.
Fernandinho should also not pass up the opportunity to extend his stay with the Premier League champions as he will be guaranteed a chance to add a few more silverware to his trophy cabinet, especially if Man City can maintain their stranglehold in domestic football. All in all, extending Fernandinho’s stay at Manchester will be a good move for both the player and the club in the short term as he is still good enough to offer cover for Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan in the upcoming campaign.
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