Manchester City have confirmed that Fernandinho has signed a one year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2021.
The Brazilian joined the reigning Premier League champions in the summer of 2013 and has gone on to make 299 appearances for the club so far, chipping in with 25 goals and 23 assists in that time.
After signing his contract extension, Fernandinho revealed that he wishes to help the team continue to be successful and win trophies in a short statement on the club's official website.
“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.
“My focus now is on making sure we continue to be successful. My time here has been decorated by silverware, but under Pep’s guidance we have really accelerated. I want that to carry on for as long as possible.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “This new deal reflects Fernandinho’s quality and commitment. He is not only a first-class professional and one of the best players in world football, he is a fantastic person who leads by example every single day.
“We have a talented young squad – but making sure they are supplemented by senior players of Fernandinho’s ilk is of paramount importance. What he brings in terms of leadership and professionalism is valued by everyone at the football club.
“He is a player with outstanding technical quality, and his appreciation of the game allows him to play multiple positions. He is also a player without ego, someone who values his teammates and recognises the importance of the squad.”