Man City midfield great refuses to rule out switch to MLS

Rob McCarthy

Man City stalwart Fernandinho has refused to rule out a future move to the MLS during a Q&A session with Philadelphia Union coach Kleberson.

The Brazilian defensive midfielder has won three Premier League titles and five League Cups since arriving in England seven years ago.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk star recently penned a new 12-month deal that will keep him at the Etihad until the summer of 2021.

And although the 34-year-old has revealed that he is content in Manchester, he has not ruled out the possibility of moving to the US in the future.

“I’ve thought about [MLS],” he said when asked if he would make the move to Major League Soccer.

“It’s some offer I would consider for the future for sure. Me and my family are settled [in Manchester].

“It’s the nicest city – everyone has their passion for the game, they love football.

“Since I was there, you can feel the love and respect from the fans. This is good, it gives you extra motivation to work hard on and off the pitch.

“I miss my country but at the end of the day I am doing my job.”



Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola will try to prevent Gabriel Jesus leaving Manchester City for Juventus, but still wants more from the Brazilian, according to a report.

Jesus has performed well in the role of backup to Sergio Aguero over the past few years, and may be a worthy successor to the Argentine striker when he eventually departs the Etihad Stadium.

However, with the Brazilian pushing for more gametime, he may seek that elsewhere – and Juventus have been interested for some time. Read more…