Manchester City have all but completed the signing of USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew according to reports – but the player himself has stopped short of calling it a done deal.
Steffen is said to have been in Manchester to take a medical and sign his contract ahead of a transfer that will cost City an initial £6 million, rising with bonuses.
Speaking to ExtraTime Radio, Steffen confirmed that something is happening, but that there are still details to sort.
“It’s still up in the air,” Steffen revealed. I’m aware of the reports, but nothing is done and there’s still a lot of things to go through.”
The 23-year-old sounded eager to make the move however, speaking of the need to be tested. And battling Ederson for City’s number one role is certainly a test.
Steffen said: “I’m at a level where I need to be pushed. The [U.S.] national team, we found a coach and we’re at a time now where our talented youth need to get pushed and go overseas and feel a little bit uncomfortable. I’m feeling this is my time.”
You can listen to Zack Steffen’s interview with ExtraTime Radio below: