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Stefan Ortega price tag set as summer transfer interest expected – Manchester City ‘in a hurry’ to resolve situation



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Manchester City have outlined their desired transfer fee for goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, should a summer transfer come to fruition, according to new reports.

The German goalkeeper has been largely faultless when called upon by Pep Guardiola this season, despite often being restricted to domestic cup matches and UEFA Champions League group stages contests.

However, an opportunity was presented to Ortega in recent weeks to stand-in for mainstay goalkeeper Ederson, after the Brazilian international sustained a thigh injury in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool that ruled him out of action for a number of matches.

Manchester City bosses and coaching staff remained unfazed by the prospect of Stefan Ortega filling in for a number of matches, and the 31-year-old repaid that faith by performing to a high standard in notable contests against the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Despite such high standards being met by the former Arminia Bielefeld man, it appears as though the lack of certainty over consistent first-team minutes could lead to a change of heart over his Manchester City future, with his current contract expiring in 2025.

According to the information of Manchester City insider ‘Tolmie’s Hairdoo’ on X, the Premier League champions ‘are in a hurry’ to resolve the future of their highly-rated back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno.

It is claimed that if the German shot-stopper is unable to agree a new deal with Manchester City, Etihad Stadium officials will ‘reluctantly agree’ to a sale this summer, for a transfer fee in the region of £30 million.

An earning of £30 million would represent excellent business for Manchester City, should they be forced into a sale of the goalkeeper, having signed him from relegated Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld in the summer of 2022.

Ortega joined Manchester City alongside a number of other high-profile names in a busy window for Pep Guardiola’s colleagues, with Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, and Julian Alvarez also all recruited.

Should Manchester City agree a deal that would see Stefan Ortega bring an end to his time at the Etihad Stadium, then it is highly likely that they would turn to the transfer market to bring in another replacement, however the profile of that goalkeeper remains unknown.