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City Announce Keeper Deal

City Announce Keeper Deal

Manchester City have confirmed the signing of United States international goalkeeper Zack Steffen on a four-year deal. The 23-year-old Columbus Crew keeper, who has played six times for his country, will officially become a City player in July after the deal was hammered out early.

Columbus Crew said in a statement on their official website that the undisclosed transfer fee is the largest in the club’s history and the most ever received by a Major League Soccer side for a goalkeeper.

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Steffen said on columbuscrewsc.com: “Any success that I have had as a goalkeeper in MLS with Crew SC is a testament to those around me who have pushed me – team-mates, coaches, staff, family, friends and supporters.

“Today’s announcement regarding next summer is a special moment for me and I look forward to finishing my time with this club on a strong note. “I am eager to continue to put in the work to improve and be the best teammate I can.”

Steffen began his career with Germany’s Freiburg and made 14 appearances for their reserve team before moving to Columbus in 2016. He was voted the 2018 MLS Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year after keeping 10 clean sheets.

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