Fernandinho Signs Manchester City Contract Extension Until 2020

Florence Fletcher
January 22, 2018

The 5-foot-10 defender also has proven to be a threat at the other end this season, scoring five goals in all competitions - including the victor as City defeated rivals Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford last month amid a record-breaking run of 18 successive league victories.

City, who are now 12 points clear at the top of the table, resume the Premier League campaign at home to Newcastle on Saturday. This is a very lovely city.

"I've enjoyed my time at City since the first day I arrived and I'm really happy to have extended my stay here by a couple more years", Otamendi, nicknamed "the General", told the club website. But I can still improve.

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Fernandinho won the Premier League and EFL Cup during his debut season in England under Manuel Pellegrini, scoring in the final before City regained the latter competition on penalties against Liverpool in 2016. "We are very focused on every single game, and afterwards we try to recover in the best way we can and be focused for the next". "Pep has taught to us how to do that".

"I think that nowadays, for the way I have improved, I'm in a really good moment. I am very happy to be playing this kind of football".

Meanwhile, manager Pep Guardiola hit out at detractors for focusing on the money they have spent when other clubs have splurged the same but, have not managed to bring in the quantity of players they have. Since he got here I've learned a lot and I'm still learning as I said before and I'm trying to enjoy it.

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