Fernandinho expected to be offered new deal

Fernandinho expected to be offered new deal

Manchester City are expected to offer midfielder Fernandinho a new contract following his impressive displays so far this season.

The Brazilian has been outstanding in the early stages of the campaign and has been a key part of new boss Pep Guardiola's side, starting all seven Premier League matches under the Spanish coach so far.

The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but a new deal is set to be put on the table in the coming weeks with City officials hopeful he will pen an extension.

The length of the new deal is unclear, although with Fernandinho the wrong side of 30 it could be he is only offered a two-year extension with the option of a third year if he maintains his form and fitness.

Fernandinho joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 but was not always first choice under old boss Manuel Pellegrini and had been linked with a move away in the summer before Guardiola arrived.