After making his Premier League debut this season, 17-year-old defender Rico Lewis is a target for Manchester City, which is aiming to lock him up on a new long-term deal.
According to Fabrizio Romano, a transfer writer and blogger for CaughtOffside, the Manchester club is working on the deal and hopes to finalise it in the next weeks or months.
Even though Lewis’ current contract with City ends in 2024, the Manchester club see him as an important part of their future after Guardiola expressed his admiration for the kid.
After Thursday night’s Carabao Cup encounter with Chelsea, Pep Guardiola of Man City lauded Lewis, stating (via Fabrizio Romano): “He’s outstanding. Rico is 17 years old, and he played flawlessly against Chelsea. His future is bright, and I have faith in him.
This season, Guardiola handed Lewis his Premier League debut in a match against Bournemouth, and the 17-year-old has since appeared in five further matches for City, the defending league winners.
The product of the Manchester City youth system scored his first Champions League goal against Sevilla at the tender age of 17 years and 346 days.
Signing the teenage right back to a long-term contract was a sensible move by Man City, as he has showed promise in the game.
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