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Manchester City’s goalkeeping situation has taken an unexpected turn with the news that Ederson will be sidelined for 3-4 weeks with a thigh injury he suffered against Liverpool.

This throws backup goalkeeper Stefan Ortega into the spotlight, presenting him with a crucial opportunity to prove his worth to the club.

Ortega, a surprise arrival at City last summer on a free transfer, has primarily served as Ederson’s understudy. Despite limited playing time, he has impressed with his assured performances.

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His composure and shot-stopping ability will be crucial as he prepares to step between the posts for the coming weeks.

The immediate challenge for Ortega is starting against Newcastle in the FA Cup. This high-profile match will be a significant test for the German goalkeeper.

A strong performance could not only help City secure a win but also strengthen Ortega’s case for a contract extension.

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Negotiations between Ortega’s management and City regarding an extension beyond his current 2025 deal have reportedly taken place recently, but without reaching an agreement, according to Sky German.

Ortega’s upcoming stretch as the starting goalkeeper could significantly impact these talks.

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Manchester City face a goalkeeping conundrum. Ederson remains the undisputed number one, but Ortega’s potential has become undeniable. His assured displays raise questions about the club’s long-term plans at the goalkeeping position.

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Will City prioritize extending Ortega’s contract and reward his impressive performances? Or will they explore other options in the transfer market to solidify their goalkeeping position for the future?

The coming weeks will be critical for both Ortega and Manchester City. Ortega has a golden opportunity to solidify his place at the Etihad. His performances will not only influence the outcome of key matches but also potentially determine his future with the club.

One thing is certain: Stefan Ortega will be under the microscope, and his performances will be closely watched by fans, pundits, and potentially other clubs seeking a talented goalkeeper.

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