Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has signed a 12-month contract extension which will keep at the club until the end of 2021.
The 34-year-old is set to make his 300th appearance for City in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash with Manchester United after six-and-a-half years with the club.
His contract was set to run out at the end of the season but Pep Guardiola expressed a desire to keep the Brazilian at the club after another outstanding campaign.
Fernandinho said: “This is the best possible news. I want to take this opportunity to put on record how grateful I am to my team-mates and the backroom staff here at City. Without them, this deal would not be possible, so sincere thanks to every single one of them.
“I have enjoyed every second of my time at City. 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’s guidance we have really accelerated. I want that to carry on for as long as possible.”