Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted he was not aware that Fernandinho would leave the club at the end of this season.
In an interview ahead of City’s trip to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, Fernandinho, who has played over 370 matches for the Premier League champions, revealed he is unlikely to extend his stay to a 10th season.
When asked if he wants to leave the Etihad Stadium to play more, he said: “I will go back to Brazil.
“I decided with my family, which is the most important for me.”
But Guardiola, speaking during his press conference, said: “Oh! I didn’t know.
“You give me the news. I didn’t hear it.
“We will see what happens. I don’t know what will happen. He is so important. I’ll ask him.”
The Spaniard added: “At the end of the season we talk, maybe it’s because of his family. I would love it. We will talk.”