The right defender came up through the Sky Blues’ system and earned his first team debut in the 4-0 Premier League victory against Bournemouth in August.
Three months later, the 17-year-old was included in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI for the Champions League game against Sevilla, in which he scored on his debut in the tournament.
His current contract doesn’t expire until 2025, but the club is already making moves to extend him.
Lewis’ Contract Is Being Negotiated
It will be explored in the next weeks/months, Romano said, as Manchester City works to finalise a new long-term contract with Rico Lewis.
The Italian also relayed Guardiola’s praise, saying, “He’s amazing. He’s just 17, he shut out Chelsea, and he’s already a star… Rico has a promising future; I have faith in him.
The Judgement: Justly Earned
If Lewis has made enough of an impression to get into Guardiola’s first-team plans, then he deserves a new contract from City.
The manager has called the young defender “exceptional,” and with good reason; in his combined youth and professional games, he has contributed to six goals and three assists.
Because of Kyle Walker’s injury, Joao Cancelo has been moved to the other side, giving Lewis a chance to show what he can do on the international scene.
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