Manchester City are on the verge of renewing the contract of new and upcoming superstar Rico Lewis. The 18-year-old impressed one and all this season, particularly Pep Guardiola who is determined on pinning the youngster with Man City for a longer period.
The academy graduate already has a contract in place until the end of 2024 but according to the reports of Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City will soon get his contract extended. The full-back is considered to be a top talent by the claim; being hailed alongside the likes of Cole Palmer.
Understand Manchester City are closing in on new long term deal for Rico Lewis — agreement set to be completed. 🚨🔵 #MCFC
Talks had already been advanced for months and now it’s about final details. Pep, big fan of Rico and his potential.
He’s staying at City. Here we go. pic.twitter.com/qHYBAlpvRo
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 22, 2023
Rico is a versatile lad who can play in any part of the field. Traditionally a full-back, we have already seen him playing in as a defensive midfielder and when needed moving up to the opposition box. His presence in the team has made it easy to negate the loss endured by Joao Cancelo’s exit to Bayern Munich this January.
Lewis has already made 12 appearances this season and with Manchester City already having claimed the title, we can see more of the youngster’s prowess in the centre of the pitch. In City’s last league game against Chelsea, he performed for the whole 90 minutes as the club had already been crowned Champions courtesy of Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest.
Pep Guardiola absolutely loves Lewis and is 100% sure that he will be one of the brightest talent in time to come. And following his breakthrough season, Lewis has given himself a ply to fight for a regular position in the senior team. He has also shown his capability to score goals, netting once already in only his two Champions League outings. The goal game in City’s 3-1 victory at home against Sevilla.
Arguably one of the most talented youngster not only in City but perhaps in England, Guardiola wants Lewis to stay in Manchester instead of going out on loan to gain experience.