Former Manchester City captain Andy Morrison sees Fernandinho as the ideal skipper for next season.
Morrison told the Manchester Evening News: "It's not just what you see on the pitch on a matchday, it's how players carry themselves, that humility. Being humble is a trait. I don't know the characters of the players to say 'he's got outstanding captain's qualities' but I've always been incredibly fond of Fernandinho.
"He's not just an outstanding footballer but the way he conducts himself. He's got such a strong mentality and he's a proper man. When I look at him, he's a player everyone at the club would follow, the players would follow him. I've often said it's not about the title of captain that players follow, it's the courage. Fernandinho's got that in abundance and for me he would be a standout candidate."