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‘It’s not all my decision’ – Manchester City star offers honest assessment on future amid growing transfer links



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Manchester City’s back-up choice goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno has offered an honest assessment on his future amid growing concerns over his long-term path.

The German goalkeeper has long been insistent on his desire to become Manchester City’s number one choice shot-stopper, while some reports have already insisted that should that not be possible, then a move away would not be shut down.

In recent weeks, Ortega has been granted the opportunity to show his skillset for the Premier League champions across a number of competitions in light of Ederson’s thigh injury sustained against Liverpool at Anfield.

Having largely been faultless in his outings, including against Real Madrid, many have asked the question whether Ortega’s performances and Ederson’s imminent return may indicate to the German that his chances of establishing himself as City’s number one are very slim.

Speaking during a new conversation why Sky Deutschland, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Stefan Ortega admitted that while he is ‘super comfortable’ with life in the north-west, a decision on his future is not just his alone.

“It’s not such a difficult topic. Me and my family, we feel super comfortable in Manchester,” Ortega Moreno explained. “It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. That’s why there aren’t so many arguments against it.”

The Manchester City shot-stopper continued, “But it’s not all my decision alone. There are also two parties involved, the club and the player. I’m quite relaxed about it. There’s a lot to be said for staying here.”

It is widely understood that Manchester City have already rejected a number of approaches from clubs across Europe to tempt Stefan Ortega to take a new challenge, despite the former Arminia Bielefeld man only into his second campaign at the Etihad Stadium.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich made attempts to secure the signature of Ortega during the last summer transfer window, however now such move would materialise with the player believing in his chances of replacing Ederson as City’s number one.

Other reports have gone on to indicate that the likes of Nottingham Forest in the Premier League made their own attempts to move Ortega elsewhere in the English top-flight. However, once again, all approaches would be rejected.

It remains to be seen whether Ortega will make a clear signal to Manchester City bosses over an intention to leave the club this summer, or whether a contract extension could be entertained by both the player and his representatives.