Manchester City set to triple youngster’s wages with new long-term deal – report

Manchester City are set to reward young goalkeeper Aro Muric with a new and improved long-term contract, Daniel Cutts of Sun Sport reports.

The highly-rated stopper is thought to be on as little as £3,000-a-week at the Etihad, with City ready to triple that with a new deal worth closer to £10,000-a-week.

The 20-year-old has unexpectedly emerged as City’s second-choice goalkeeper this season after Chilean veteran Claudio Bravo sustained a serious injury that will keep him out for most of the season.

Muric, who recently won his first cap for Kosovo after committing to their national team, had to be recalled from a loan spell at NAC Breda after Bravo’s injury and has been rewarded with a good run in the Carabao Cup.

He has made four appearances in that competition this season and was the penalty shoot out hero against Leicester in the quarter finals, leading to joyous celebrations afterwards.

City have a prolific history of developing goalkeepers and sold Angus Gunn to Southampton last summer in a £13.5 million deal. And while Gunn left in search of more regular football, City hope to keep Muric around for longer despite the signing of USA number one Zack Steffen, who will arrive in July.

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