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There has been much speculation this season as to whether Fernandinho will leave Manchester City in the summer when his contract with him club expires but his recent performances, particularly against Arsenal last time out, have shown that he definitely deserves to extend his time with the Citizens.
Although he is now 35 years old and Rodri has become the starting defensive midfielder of Pep Guardiola’s team in recent seasons, he has regularly shown his quality when called upon, with his performance in the 1-0 win against Arsenal. in the Emirates recently highlighted their class.
According SofaScore, the experienced midfielder would earn a 7.2 match rating for his performance in the win, with Arsenal’s midfielders and attackers receiving very little change from Fernandinho.
Does Fernandinho deserve a new contract?
During the game, he lost possession just eight times, while completing three tackles, two interceptions and four punts, which was the most jointly with John Stones of any City player.
It therefore seems clear that Guardiola can still rely on Fernandinho to perform in the top flight, which is emphasized by the fact that City have lost only one of the games in which the Brazilian has appeared this season.
In 2017, Guardiola nicknamed Fernandinho “the best”Defensive midfielder in the world, so clearly he is highly appreciated by the Spanish coach.
Even if Fernandinho’s playing time decreases much more next season, when he turns 36, it may be worth keeping him at the club as a coach, so that he can continue to work with Rodri and help him become a truly world-class defender. -midfield player.
It was reported Earlier this month, he could become a coach on Guardiola’s side at the expiration of his contract, so it certainly seems like a possibility, although his performances this season suggest he has enough quality to continue playing for this Manchester City one more season in. At least, and therefore, the sporting director Txiki Begiristain should offer him a new contract to ensure that his future is in the Citizens.
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