Soccer-Man City sign keeper Ortega on free transfer from Arminia


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Bundesliga - 1. FSV Mainz 05 v Arminia Bielefeld - Opel Arena, Mainz, Germany - April 3, 2021 Arminia Bielefeld's Stefan Ortega reacts REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

(Reuters) - Manchester City have signed goalkeeper Stefan Ortega from German side Arminia Bielefeld on a three-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

The 29-year-old German, who was out of contract at Arminia, played 33 out of 34 of their league games in the 2021-22 season, but was unable to help them avoid relegation.

"This is a fantastic move for me," Ortega said. "Manchester City are an amazing team - a squad with world-class quality in every area."

Ortega will be second choice to Ederson, with back-up goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who made a costly error in City's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool in April, linked with a move away from the club.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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