Arminia Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega is ‘about to move’ to Manchester City.
That’s according to Kicker, who explain the 29-year-old is set to leave the German club as a free agent this summer.
He came up through Arminia Bielefeld’s youth system and spent three years with the senior team, before joining 1860 Munich in 2014.
Ortega returned to Arminia Bielefeld in 2017 and has been their first-choice since then. His deal with the club, who were relegated from the Bundesliga last season, runs down on June 30th.
Pep Guardiola used Ederson as the main keeper for the Premier League winners, with Zack Steffen and Scott Carson as the second and third choice respectively.
The German magazine now claims Ortega will be the second-choice keeper, behind the Brazil international, at the Etihad.
In their transfer news section, Kicker states that only a ‘few expected’ the German keeper to join Manchester City on a free transfer this summer.
Dicke Überraschung: es bahnt sich ein Wechsel von Stefan Ortega-Moreno zu ManCity an. Angebote aus Spanien und der Bundesliga hat der Keeper abgelehnt. Schon Ende der Woche könnte der Transfer über die Bühne gehen. #SSN
— Dirk g. Schlarmann (@Sky_Dirk) June 23, 2022
Sky Deutschland reporter Dirk Schlarmann is also stating the keeper is ‘about to move’ to City as a free agent.
Schlarmann further adds Ortega rejected offers from Spain and Germany to join Guardiola’s side. The transfer, as per the journalist, could ‘take place at the end of the week’.