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Fernandinho: I will look to help younger stars

20 Jan 2018
Fernandinho and Txiki Begiristain

Man City midfielder signs new deal to 2020 and vows to leave a legacy at Etihad Stadium

Fernandinho has said he is enjoying his status as one of the senior players at Manchester City after extending his stay at the club.

The 32-year-old midfielder has signed a deal through to June 2020 and says his position as a role model to younger players feels strange but is one he is adapting to.

"It’s a new part of my life," the Brazilian told CityTV. "Since I was young, my friends were all older than me so I was always the young guy and now it’s different.

"I’m one of the senior guys. But my whole life I have tried to speak less and watch more, observe more, to learn more.

"All the things I have learned through those years I have tried to teach to others and help them to achieve another level, to make them better players, to help them to achieve their targets."

Ahead of Saturday's match with Newcastle United, Fernandinho is the second City first-team player to extend his stay at the club this week, after Nicolas Otamendi signed a new deal, also to 2020.

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