Manchester City have confirmed the signing of German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno on a free transfer from Arminia Bielefeld.
Ortega Moreno, 29, has signed a three year deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until Summer 2025 and becomes their second .
The experienced German, who has Spanish parents, will wear the number 18 shirt following his arrival from Arminia Bielefeld, where he started all but one game last term, on a free transfer.
In total, he made 220 appearances across two different spells at Arminia Bielefeld, a team he joined as a youngster in 2007.
He made his first-team debut four years later, helping them win promotion to 2. Bundesliga in 2013.
He joined TSV 1860 Munich in 2014, making 64 appearances in three years there, before re-signing for Arminia Bielefeld in 2017 and eventually becoming vice captain.
City’s current number 2 goalkeeper, US international Zack Steffen, is expected to join Championship club Middlesbrogh on loan as he seeks more regular game time ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
Ortega Moreno’s move is subject to international clearance ahead of him joining up with the squad for pre-season this month.
He said: “This is a fantastic move for me. Manchester City are an amazing team – a squad with world-class quality in every area.
“To be given the chance to join this group of players and help continue the Club’s success is a dream for me.
“I have enjoyed my time in Germany and I want to thank the Arminia Bielefeld fans for their support.
“But this new challenge of coming to City and playing in the Premier League is too good for me to ignore.
“I can’t wait to get started, meet my teammates and begin working with Pep and his backroom staff.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “This is a very good deal for City.
“Stefan has excellent pedigree – his career speaks for itself.
“We are signing a goalkeeper who has vast experience, and he will help us in our quest for more trophies.
“He has joined to compete with the other goalkeepers and help our youngsters, so it’s a transfer we are really pleased to have secured.”