Rico Lewis expected to sign new deal for Manchester City

Fabrizio Romano has reported that the new deal Rico Lewis agreed to in May, is expected to be signed and official soon. This will be a long term deal, as Pep Guardiola is a big fan of Lewis and his potential.

The 18-year-old made 14 Premier League appearances for Manchester City in the 2022/23 season, as well as contributing to their Champions League triumph, making two Champions League appearances and scoring one goal.

Lewis managed to gain a first team starting spot after the World Cup break, playing as a right back, and inverting into midfield to make a defensive midfield pivot at times. Pep then dropped Lewis back to the bench, handing him a few appearances again at the end of the season.

At such a young age, Lewis needs to be managed carefully, and it can be assumed that Pep is trying to ease the 18-year-old in slowly, as he did with Phil Foden.

Connor Holden | Get Football

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