Man City release seven players with Fernandinho’s name on list
Fernandinho could be leaving Manchester City this summer.
The club legend, 36, was the shock name included on the Premier League’s released list on Friday afternoon.
The Brazilian is out of contract this summer and his future remains unclear.
The list is not definitive and there is still a chance he returns to the Etihad – there has not been any official word from the club or player that he is officially leaving and they are still free to negotiate a new contract for next season.
However, the City skipper shocked fans earlier this week when he appeared to hint this season could be his last with an emotional thank you on social media.
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Fernandinho wrote: “What a year this has been, my dear friends.
“It has certainly a whirlwind of emotions throughout this season. The intensity of it all has been rather absurd.
“Firstly, I would like to say thank you to all our fans for your ongoing support.
“I can only imagine the anxiety this may have caused watching all the matches on the TV at home, but this is all over now.
“We have been fortunate enough to have some of our supporters back in the stadium.”
If he does leave, Fernandinho – who joined from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 – will exit as one of the club’s greatest ever players.
He’s played 350 games and helped lead the club to four Premier League titles and six League Cups, as well as their first ever appearance in the Champions League final last week.
Also on the released list were Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, both of whom have joined Barcelona.
Aguero leaves as a bona fide City legend and the club’s all-time record scorer with an incredible 260 goals.
But his father, Leonel El Castillo, has claimed that Pep Guardiola of crocodile tears when he wished him farewell at the end of the season.
He said: “I don’t believe his tears. No, I don’t. For me, he never wanted [Aguero].”
Asked if he thought the tears were for the cameras, Leonel added: “Of course. He always wants to be the main man and not the players.”
Youth stars Adrian Bernabe, Daniel Grimshaw, Louie Moulden and Felix Nmecha are also included.
Nmecha made his senior debut in the League Cup in 2018-19, but none of the other three played a first-team game.
Source: Football News – Sporting Life
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