Fernandinho Future Will Be Decided at the End of the Season, Confirms Guardiola
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Fernandinho’s future will not be decided until the end of the season.
The Brazilian signed a one-year deal last season, so his contract will expire in the summer. But Guardiola says they won’t discuss the 34-year old’s future just yet.
Fernandinho has been playing at centre-half this year due to an injury crisis in the position for the defending champions.
“There will be a need to regenerate,” Guardiola said. “David Silva has confirmed he is leaving. Fernandinho doesn't know yet.
“It’s normal when players reach this age and stage in their lives. Of course we have to replace them [if they leave].
"I think at the end of the season we are going to decide all the situations; the players finishing contracts, the players for contracts, what we have to do, what we believe is the best for the club, for the organisation next season.
“We could not sign a centre-back [in the summer]. We decided to adapt Fernandinho In this position and that's all.
“Sometimes the club wants to try to do the best but sometimes we cannot. We have to adapt with the players that we have.”