Stefan Ortega signs new contract

By Ric Turner, Wed 12 June 2024 15:34

Stefan Ortega signs new contractGerman goalkeeper extends deal until 2026

Stefan Ortega Moreno has signed a new deal that will see him remain at The Etihad Stadium until 2026.

The German goalkeeper joined the Blues in 2022 on a free transfer from Arminia Bielefeld, and has made 34 appearances for the club as Ederson's understudy.

“I am delighted to be staying at Manchester City for longer,” Ortega Moreno said.

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

“My family are really settled here in England… I love everything about it here.

“Signing this deal means I can now focus 100% on next season and beyond.”

“This is a crucial contract extension for Manchester City,” added Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said.

“Stefan is the best No.2 goalkeeper we’ve ever had, providing us with quality, stability and experience.

“He is such a talented ‘keeper – our goalkeeping coach Xabi Mancisidor tells me all the time how good Stefan is.

“He is very skilled and it’s clear that since his arrival here he has contributed significantly to our success.

“Hopefully he can now enjoy his summer and come back fresh and ready for the 2024/25 season.”