Stefan Ortega has agreed to a new contract with Manchester City, as confirmed by the club.

The German goalkeeper has signed a one-year extension, keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until 2026.

Ortega’s previous contract was set to expire next summer, and this extension comes as a welcome boost for City amidst ongoing uncertainty regarding Ederson’s future.

Ederson, the Brazilian goalkeeper, is attracting interest from several Saudi Pro League clubs ahead of the summer transfer window. According to sources from ESPN, City will consider offers for Ederson if he expresses a desire to leave.

Ortega was instrumental for Pep Guardiola last season, appearing in 20 matches across all competitions.

He stepped up after Ederson was injured against Tottenham, making a pivotal save from Son Heung-Min in a 2-0 victory that significantly advanced City’s quest for a fourth consecutive title.

“I am thrilled to extend my stay at Manchester City,” said Ortega.

“This is a club that equips its players with everything needed to excel. Every day here is motivating and challenging, and I have grown as a goalkeeper since joining two years ago.

“My family is well-settled in England, and I love everything about being here. Signing this extension allows me to focus entirely on the upcoming season and beyond.”

Since joining from Arminia Bielefeld in 2022, Ortega, 31, has made 34 appearances for City. He follows third-choice goalkeeper Scott Carson, who also signed a one-year extension, committing to the club until 2025.