Man City tie Fernandinho down to new deal

Successful passes and tackles won per 90 mins

Successful passes and tackles won per 90 mins

Due to the superb nature of Otamendi's performances this season, the club have now moved to tie him down with an extended contract that will run until 2022.

Before the Matchday 23 took place, they played one of the best football matches in the Premier League this season - they were on a 30 game unbeaten run and pressuring Arsenal's invincible record.

Nicolas' new deal keeps him an additional five years at the club, and hopefully for him and Pep - those five years will be filled with silverware.

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Fernandinho has enjoyed a new lease of life under Pep Guardiola and has excelled at the base of City's midfield this season and even netted twice.

The 29-year-old Argentina global has made 118 appearances for City since arriving at the Etihad Stadium from Valencia in 2015 and won the League Cup in his first season in England. Manchester City have been looking for an English club for their developing players which places an importance on skill and tactics but also gives them a competitive edge harder to find in La Liga. "We saw it last Sunday [in a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool]", he told a press conference, as quoted by Four Four Two.

But the Real president has been forced to turn his attention to others targets on his shortlist, including Leonardo Bonucci and Chelsea centre-half David Luiz. I don't know how long but for a while. We knew about the problem with Delph but in this kind of situation, we will see the reaction of the players, as it may not be their natural position.

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