Deal close: Manchester City to confirm midfielder’s transfer

Manchester City midfielder Fernando looks set to leave the club and join Turkish outfit Galatasaray, according to BBC Sport. The 30-year-old was on the fringes of the starting lineup last season. Even though he made 27 appearances in the 2016-17 campaign, only one game from the start. Manager Pep Guardiola chose to leave him out of the pre-season tour. After having joined City for around £12 million in the summer of 2014, the 30-year-old is now moving away from the Etihad stadium.

The former FC Porto midfielder featured in more than 100 appearances for the club, but he only managed to pick up the League Cup in his three years at the club. Fernando’s exit always appeared on the cards with the City leaving him out of the pre-season tour, while his contract was also not being extended. His existing deal runs out in the summer of 2019. City have been one of the big spenders across European football this summer.

Guardiola has been handed more than £150 million in order to strengthen the squad, and a majority of the money has gone into signing defenders. Fernando is valued at around £10 million and will not contribute much towards the inflow