Fernandinho has confirmed he will leave Manchester City in the summer after nine years in England.
The 36-year-old signed a one-year deal in June 2021, which expires in July.
Asked on Tuesday whether he would stay beyond the end of the season, he replied:
“I don’t think so.”
He went on to explain:
“I want to play (next season), I will go back to Brazil, for sure.”
After joining Manchester City for £30 million from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, the former Brazil international has gone on to win four Premier League titles — one of which came as club captain in 2020-21.
In his 258 top-flight appearances, the midfielder has scored 19 goals and provided 19 assists.
It is rumoured that the midfielder will join former side Club Athletico Paranaense