Man City working on new deal for “exceptional” star says Fabrizio Romano

Manchester City are looking to link 17-year-old defender Rico Lewis to a new long-term deal after making his debut for the Premier League club this season.

The Manchester club are working on the deal and will try to finalize it in the coming weeks/months, says transfer journalist and CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano.

The defender’s current contract with City expires in 2024 and the Manchester club see Lewis as a big part of their future with Guardiola highly impressed by the youngster so far.

The Man City boss praised Lewis after last night’s Carabao Cup match with Chelsea, saying through Fabrizio Romano: “He is exceptional. He is 17 years old, he was perfect against Chelsea… the future will be bright for Rico, I trust him for the future”.

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Guardiola gave Lewis his debut this season in City’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth and the 17-year-old has played in a total of six games for the reigning league champions so far.

The Man City youth squad even became the club’s youngest-ever Champions League goalscorer with his goal against Sevilla at the age of 17 years and 346 days.

The right-back has already shown signs of a bright future in the game and it is smart of Man City to get the youngster tied to a long-term deal.

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