Stefan Ortega Extends Manchester City Contract Amid Speculation

Manchester City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2026. Ortega joined Manchester City in 2022 and has proven to be a valuable player, stepping in during crucial matches. The extension follows speculation about first-choice goalkeeper Ederson's potential move to Saudi Arabia.

PTI | Manchester | Updated: 08-06-2024 16:13 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 16:13 IST
Stefan Ortega Extends Manchester City Contract Amid Speculation
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Manchester City's goalkeeper Stefan Ortega has committed to a one-year contract extension, set to keep him at the English club until 2026. The 31-year-old German, who joined City in 2022, expressed his motivation and sense of challenge at the Premier League champions.

Initially serving as a backup, Ortega became crucial during key moments, especially when he stepped in for the injured Ederson. His significant contributions include playing against Tottenham Hotspur, participating in City's final league game, and making his 20th appearance in the FA Cup final. 'I am delighted to be staying at Manchester City for longer,' Ortega commented on Saturday. 'This football club provides everything we need to be our best.'

City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, emphasized that extending Ortega's stay is important for the club, especially amidst speculation about Ederson's possible move to Saudi Arabia. 'Stefan is the best number two goalkeeper we've ever had, providing us with quality, stability, and experience,' Begiristain noted.

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