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Fernandinho signs one-year extension with Manchester City

Fernandinho has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City, the Premier League champions have announced.

The 34-year-old's previous deal was due to expire at the end of the current season.

Fernandinho has been a cornerstone of the City side since moving to the Etihad Stadium in a £30million move from Shakhtar Donestsk in 2013.

The Brazil international said: "This is the best possible news. 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."

– Fernandinho

Fernandinho, who is regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the game, has shown his versatility by playing at centre-back for Pep Guardiola's side this season due to shortage of specialists in that position.

Since joining City he has won three Premier League titles and four League Cups but missed last season's FA Cup final success due to injury.