By Liam Thomas

10th Nov, 2022 | 6:10pm

Manchester City working on long-term deal for Rico Lewis - Fabrizio Romano

Manchester City are working on a new and improved contract for exceptional youngster Rico Lewis, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Lewis starred in City’s Carabao Cup win over Chelsea on Wednesday evening, starting the game at right-back for the Manchester club.

Romano admitted that the Citizens were working on a long-term deal for Lewis that will be discussed over the next few weeks and months.

“Manchester City are working to get Rico Lewis’ new long-term deal done – it will be discussed in the next weeks/months,” said the transfer specialist on Twitter.

It’s an exciting time to be a Citizen with the club seemingly producing numerous top-class talents from their academy system.

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The defender’s current Manchester City deal ends in 2024 and the club must get this one signed and sorted sooner rather than later.

There’s no doubt the youngster will want to stay at the club, he could be in line to win numerous trophies over the next few years.

Lewis has played in a total of six games for the reigning league champions so far and has seemed to gain the trust of City head coach Pep Guardiola.

The 17-year-old was handed his debut this season in the club’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth and starred again last night in the Carabao Cup.

He also became the club’s youngster ever UEFA Champions League goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 346 days for his strike against Sevilla.

There’s no doubt Lewis has a very bright future ahead of him, expect to be hearing a lot more of his name in the coming Premier League seasons.

In other Manchester City news, the club are looking to swoop for Chelsea youngster Jude Soonsup-Bell.