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Versatile Zinchenko to land new deal

15th March 2019, 09:26 by Nick Harris

Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko is to be rewarded in the coming weeks with a new double-your-money deal.

The Ukraine international has won over boss Pep Guardiola with a string of impressive displays during the last couple of months and the Citizens plan to open talks to reward him.

Zinchenko has been converted from a winger to a left-back during the last 12 months and has proved a more-than-capable stand-in for the injured Benjamin Mendy.

The 22-year-old currently earns around £30,000-per-week, putting him at the bottom end of the Etihad pay scale and has less than two years remaining on his present deal.

It's understood City's director of football Txiki Begiristain is planning a new five-year package which will see Zinchenko's salary now doubled.

The player turned down moves to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Real Betis last summer and has impressed everyone at City by his desire to prove his credentials.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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