With Ederson comfortably the number one goalkeeper at Manchester City, Zack Steffen, who was bought from Columbus Crew in the MLS, was never going to play.
That’s why the USA international was swiftly found another club on loan, with Fortuna Düsseldorf welcoming the shot stopper for the season.
Since then, the 24-year-old has been one of, if not the most impressive goalkeeper in the Bundesliga, which has led to the German side enquiring about potentially extending the loan.
Bild in Germany explain Lutz Pfannenstiel, the club’s Sporting CEO, has already reached out to Steffen’s agent and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola about getting a deal done.
The outlet state Düsseldorf would ideally like to buy Zack Steffen, but with the Premier League champions wanting a fee of around €25-30m, he firmly stays out of reach, as it would be ‘impossible’ for the Germans to get something done at that price.
That’s why the idea of extending the loan by a year, at least at first, is the route they are going, and the hope is ‘to see again afterwards whether a purchase is possible’.
If he isn’t going to play at Manchester City, staying at Düsseldorf, as long as Fortuna stay up, seems like a great idea for everyone involved.