Fernandinho has announced that he will not extend his expiring contract at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola was completely surprised by this news.
“I want to play regularly. I will return to Brazil, I decided with my family what is the most important thing for me,” Fernandinho said at the press conference of Citizens in front of the Champions League-duel against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. He also assumed that he “do not think” to extend his contract, which expires in the coming summer.
On Twitter he then explained that his statement was completely honest. “I have answered the question at the press conference 100 percent honest and spontaneously. But anyone who knows me know that my focus is completely on Mancy and my duties as a captain.”
At the same time he ruddled a little too. “My focus is 100 percent to win all the titles this season and I will talk about my future at the end of the season,” he added.
His coach Pep Guardiola, which followed Fernandinho at the press conference, was completely surprised with the news of whose farewell. “I did not know. They have brought me the message. I did not hear anything,” he said.
However, Guardiola has not yet detained himself with the farewell of his longtime captain. “We’ll see what happens at the end of the season. I do not know what will happen. He is very important,” he added.
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Fernandinho was changing from Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester City in 2013, then captain and crowd pleaser. This season, however, the 36-year-old only came to 23 missions, of which only twelve times from the beginning.