Rico Lewis has reportedly agreed a new six-year contract with Manchester City.
The 18-year-old’s current deal at the Etihad Stadium expires in June 2024, but the Cityzens have offered him fresh terms to increase his salary fivefold.
According to the Daily Mail, the youngster is poised to sign an initial five-year contract with City having the option to extend it by another 12 months.
Lewis joined Man City’s academy at the age of eight and progressed through the youth ranks to earn his competitive debut against Bournemouth in August 2022.
He enjoyed an impressive 2022-23 campaign, making 23 appearances across all competitions to help his side win the continental treble.
The England Under-21 international mainly played as a right-back, but he also performed roles in midfield and central defence.
The 18-year-old averaged 1.1 tackles, 0.9 clearances and 0.9 key passes per league game (as per WhoScored). He also boasted an incredible 92 percent passing accuracy.
Manager Pep Guardiola rates Lewis highly, and he looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Man City also want to extend Nathan Ake’s contract after he played an instrumental role in the club’s successes last season.
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