Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been urged by former player Andy Morrison to hand the captain's armband to Fernandino once David Silva leaves.
The Spaniard is set to end his career with the Manchester club at the end of the current campaign after a hugely impressive decade.
According to Morrison, Fernandhino, who has been used largely in defense this campaign, has been impressive and has proved why he deserves the armband.
"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 said while speaking to MEN.
"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."
Morrison captained City during two successive seasons; 1999 and 2000 when they were promoted from the third tier and the Championship respectively.