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Manchester City chief Txiki Begiristain lauds Fernandinho

Manchester City chief Txiki Begiristain has waxed lyrical about Fernandinho after the Brazilian signed a new one-year deal.

The defensive midfielder, who was out of contract at the end of this month, has signed on for one more season.

Fernandinho has been a massive success since his move to the Etihad Stadium back in 2013. The player has won a staggering 12 major trophies, including four Premier League trophies.

He has been an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s team since the Spaniard joined City back in 2016.

The 36-year-old has made the fourth-most appearances of any player under the former Barcelona manager.

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When talking about the midfielder, Begiristain said: “Fernandinho’s contribution to Manchester City cannot be overstated. He is an outstanding footballer – one of the best in the world in his position – and an exemplary professional.”

“Since he arrived in 2013, his attitude and consistency have been exceptional, and he has developed into one of our most influential players.”

“He is our captain, our leader and it is a position he has excelled in. There are a number of talented young players in our squad and, therefore, it is vital we have somebody with Fernandinho’s knowledge and experience.”

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TBR View: Fernandinho contract can allow ace receive proper farewell from Manchester City

A new contract for Fernandinho can help the midfielder receive a proper farewell from Manchester City.

The recent Coronavirus pandemic has meant fans have stayed away from the majority of fixtures over the last few seasons.

Supporters were allowed to attend clubs’ final home games last season, but, Fernandinho deserves a bigger goodbye.

His service to the club has been nothing short of sensational. The defensive midfielder has been the rock in front of defence for throughout his career in the northwest.

A departure will leave Guardiola with a sizable hole, and one that will need filling next summer.

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