Premier League giants Manchester City have rewarded the U.S. international goalkeeper Zack Steffen with a new contract. According to the club’s announcement on Thursday, Steffen inked an extension that will keep him at Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2025.
Steffen didn’t play much this season, being used mainly in the cup competitions and making just one Premier League appearance. Still, he was reliable when called upon, keeping two clean sheets and conceding just two goals.
Releasing a statement to confirm the news about Steffen’s new contract, Man City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain praised the USMNT’s goalie while calling him “a brilliant professional.”
“This is a man who trains to an exceptionally high standard every single day. He always wants to learn and improve,” Begiristain added. “Our coaching staff love having him here, and we want to see him continue his development over the next years.”
Zack Steffen joined Manchester City in 2019 in a $7 million transfer from the MLS side Columbus Crew. He spent the 2019-20 season in Bundesliga on loan with Fortuna Dusseldorf, where he impressed and convinced City’s coaching staff that he has what it takes to play at the highest level. The club recalled him for the 2020-21 season, and he has been serving as Premier League side’s primary backup ever since.
Steffen has made a total of 16 appearances in Manchester City’s jersey so far. He kept eight clean sheets while conceding only eight goals.