Jubilation As Man City Announce The Signing Of Top German Footballer

Jubilation As Man City Announce The Signing Of Top German Footballer

  • German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega has completed a move to Premier League champions Manchester City
  • Stefan Ortega explained that he is happy to be joining the Citizens as he looks up to the coming EPL season
  • The 29-year-old is expected to give current Man City's number one Ederson Moraes serious competition at the Etihad

Manchester City who are reigning Premier League champions have announced the signing of goalkeeper Stefan Ortega who is joining the Citizens on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old German goalkeeper had his contract expire at Arminia Bielefeld expired where he spent five years before moving to the Etihad stadium.

According to the confirmation by Manchester City on their website, the Citizens explained that Stefan Ortega will wear the jersey number 18 and he becomes the second signing following the arrival of Haaland.

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Manchester City announce the signing of Stefan Ortega. Photo by Tom Flathers
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Speaking about his move to Manchester City, Stefan Ortega stated that he is happy to have the chance to play under coach Pep Guardiola.

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Stefan Ortega's reaction to moving to Man City

“This is a fantastic move for me. Manchester City are an amazing team – a squad with world-class quality in every area. To be given the chance to join this group of players and help continue the Club’s success is a dream for me.
“I have enjoyed my time in Germany and I want to thank the Arminia Bielefeld fans for their support. But this new challenge of coming to City and playing in the Premier League is too good for me to ignore.
“I can’t wait to get started, meet my teammates and begin working with Pep and his backroom staff.”

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Premier League clubs spend over €500M on players as EPL teams dominate early spending on transfers

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how English Premier League teams are showing their financial muscle this summer after outspending other major leagues just weeks into the current transfer window.

Top players such as Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez have made significant moves into the EPL, whereas others such as Gabriel Jesus have switched teams between Premier League teams.

Premier League is the highest spenders, already having spent at least €448million of the €1.208billion paid for players this summer.

The Serie A clubs have so far spent €284.388m followed by Bundesliga teams with €218.68m, LaLiga Santander clubs €141.80m, and Ligue 1 teams €115.15m.

It is widely expected that the English Premier League will spend close to €1billion this summer transfer window as some top teams, including Chelsea are yet to start splashing the cash on new players.

Source: SportsBrief.com