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Man City newbie looking to stay long-term

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says that he is happy with life at the Etihad Stadium and that he is looking to enjoy a long spell at the club.

The Brazilian international became a Sky Blues player last year, arriving from Eastern European giants Shakhtar Donetsk.

Despite making an unspectacular start to life in the Premier League, he has now settled and formed a formidable central pairing with Yaya Toure.

The 28-year-old has played a key role in both the club’s domestic and continental pursuits, and helped them to lift the Capital One Cup last weekend.

Fernandinho says that he is happy to have joined City, that he is hopeful of making his nation’s World Cup squad and that he may well finish his career in the sky blue jersey:

“I settled very quickly in Manchester, but in the beginning I had to overcome many difficulties,” he is quoted by The Express.

“People were not looking at me favourably because other Brazilians at City had not done so well. Also, Ukrainian football is not rated very highly in Europe.

“But now I have shown that I deserve to be a regular for City. The World Cup is my big goal. I want to convince Luiz Felipe Scolari by continuing to play well here and by winning trophies with City.

“I am fine in Manchester, it is a very quiet city. City were not the only club interested in me last summer, but they were the only one who made an offer.

“Finish my career in Manchester? Yes, anything is possible. I am fine here, I have a four-year contract and I have no reason to think about anything else.

“I believe in this project and I believe that we will win important trophies.”

City are still in the hunt for another three trophies this term, and could end the season by claiming a fantastic quadruple.

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