Manchester City reserve goalkeeper has extended his contract with the club until 2026

Football news 08 june 2024, 05:40
Robert Sykes Dailysports's expert Robert Sykes
Manchester City reserve goalkeeper has extended his contract with the club until 2026 Photo: x.com/ManCity / Author unknown

Manchester City is actively working on securing contracts with their players.

Today, it was reported that they extended the contract of their backup goalkeeper, Stefan Ortega, for another year, until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Ortega joined City in 2022 as a free agent from German side Arminia Bielefeld, initially signing a three-year contract. In his first season in England, he played fourteen matches, guarding City's goal, and this football year, he has made twenty appearances across all competitions. During this period, he conceded 22 goals and kept seven clean sheets.

Primarily, he has featured when the team's main goalkeeper, Ederson, was injured or needed rest. His solid performances for City attracted interest from many clubs, prompting the Citizens to extend his contract a year before its expiration. The goalkeeper agreed to the offer, although the terms of the deal are currently unknown.

Ortega commented on the extension, saying:

"I am delighted to stay at Manchester City for a longer period," as quoted by ESPN.

"This is a football club that provides players with everything we need to be our best. Every day, I feel motivated and challenged, and since I arrived here two years ago, I have improved as a goalkeeper.

My family has really settled here in England, and I love it here. Signing this contract means I can now focus 100% on next season and beyond."

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