Manchester City Youngster To Get Improved Salary After Impressive Displays
Manchester City youngster Pablo Maffeo is to be rewarded with a pay-rise after making a huge impression on Pep Guardiola.
Maffeo spent part of last season on loan in his native Spain, playing 13 times for Girona. Pep Guardiola made it clear that the youngster is part of his plans though, with the 19-year old making his first-team debut in August in the Champions League qualifying round second leg with Steau Bucharest.
Last week, he was selected to play in the EFL Cup tie against arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford and was City's best performer on the night, nullifying the threat of fellow teenager Marcus Rashford down the left flank.
City have tied a lot of their promising youngsters down to new deals, with Maffeo penning a new three-year deal in January.
According to The Sun, Maffeo is now set for a pay-rise that will reportedly see him collect around £10,000 a week as opposed to the £2,000 weekly wage he was on. Much like City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Maffeo turned out for the City youth sides and is now recognised as a member of the first-team squad.
A City source spoke about Maffeo's rise and how the club look to keep young players grounded.
"Pablo has impressed everyone with the way he trains and the quality he showed last week.
"He has a bright future with the club, but is one of the lowest-paid players on the fringe of the City first-team squad.
"The club try to make a point of not giving the kids too much money at such a young age."
City have been heavily linked with a big money move for Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, but in Maffeo, they may already have their regular right-back in their ranks at present.
(h/t The Sun)