The switch charge would be the largest-ever shelved out for an MLS goalkeeper, shattering the earlier report set when Manchester United paid £2.6m for Tim Howard in 2003
Premier League champions Manchester City are anticipated to complete the signing of Major League Soccer’s goalkeeper of the yr Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew SC.
Steffen, 23, will price within the area of £7m, but that charge could rise to as excessive as £9m if sure incentives are met.
On Thursday the teenager accomplished his medical and signed on the dotted line for Pep Guardiola’s males.
However, City can’t formally complete the deal till the January switch window opens, though it could be some time earlier than Steffen is difficult for a beginning berth at City.
It’s unclear at this stage whether or not the United States goalkeeper will probably be granted a UK work permit imminently.
He might stand a greater probability reapplying in the summertime after the completion of the Gold Cup, the place he’s anticipated to line up as his nation’s No 1.
ZACK STEFFEN’S CAREER STATS
Age – 23
Place of Birth – Coatesville, Pensylvannia, USA
Club – Columbus Crew SC
Appearances – 86 membership video games
Honours – MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award (2018), MLS Best XI (2018)
International caps – 6
Want to know extra in regards to the gifted keeper? Read talkSPORT’s Jackson Cole’s scout report on the soon-to-be Manchester City man.
His former Columbus Crew boss, Greg Berhalter, is at the moment accountable for the senior workforce.
Steffen, who has performed six occasions for his nation, will go out on mortgage if he can’t purchase a work permit subsequent month.
La Liga outfit Girona are reportedly are main the race to signal the keeper on a short-term deal, with French membership Nice – managed by Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira – additionally one other potential vacation spot.
The switch charge shelved out for Steffen will shatter the earlier report set for an MLS goalkeeper when Tim Howard joined Manchester United for £2.6m from MetroStars in 2003.