Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on to Rico Lewis after he signed a contract extension until 2028 with Manchester City.
Ahead of the treble-winners’ upcoming UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla, the Spaniard reacted to the news (via the club’s official website).
Pep Guardiola was over the moon to see Rico Lewis sign a brand-new contract with Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola reacts to ‘amazing’ Rico Lewis contract extension
Branded as ‘intelligent’ by the Catalan tactician, the teenager has made one hell of an impression ever since breaking through into the first-team last season.
Operating as an inverted right-back, left-back and even in midfield in pre-season, the youngster has looked the part wherever he has been deployed.
Unsurprisingly, Pep Guardiola is buzzing that Rico Lewis’ contract extension has been finalised.
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“You cannot imagine [how good the news is]. When a player from the Academy signs a five-year contract, it is a reality for us [and a] huge compliment to our structure, Academy, for the scouting when he was seven/eight years old and all the managers who have been with him and educated him.”
Pep Guardiola continued to laud Rico Lewis and his family after he signed his new contract, saying, “I am fortunate enough to know his father and mother and they are, and he is, an amazing person. It’s incredible for us – for the Club to have a player from the academy [who] will be here a long time with us, he is amazing.”
Rico Lewis is the present and the future of his boyhood club
Pep Guardiola reacted like how every Manchester City supporter is likely to have about Rico Lewis’ contract update as he has become an instant fan favourite.
Currently as well, the highly-rated talent is a crucial squad player in a variety of positions, as showcased by his solid display at left-back against Burnley on the opening day of the season.
While in the long-term, Lewis is likely to either become City’s starting right-back or midfielder for years to come.
As a result, to have secured his future is a brilliant piece of business from the club.