Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero is hoping to prove his worth to Pep Guardiola during the remaining games of the season to convince the manager he should be offered a new contract at City.
The Argentine, who provided a memorable display in City’s Capital One Cup final shoot-out last season, is one of many players out of contract this summer.
Caballero has been the second choice stopper behind Claudio Bravo for vast areas of the season, but the Chilean’s calf injury that he sustained against Manchester United in April has ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.
When asked about his future at the Etihad, the 35-year-old remarked, “Of course I want to stay.”
“City is an amazing team and club with fantastic players, so I think every player wants to stay.
It depends on a lot of things, but the most important aspect for me is to do my best.”
Of course, the opinion of Pep Guardiola will be the deciding factor when it comes to the ‘keeper’s future. With three games remaining this season, Caballero will be hoping his performances between the sticks will see him earn a new deal.
“I have to keep going” he continued, “and after we will speak with the club and my agent.”
After Bravo’s sustained criticism, many would argue that Caballero is an improvement on the former Barcelona man, who moved to City for £18 million last August. However, if reports are to be believed, Pep Guardiola is looking for a new first team keeper to take priority over both of City’s current squad members, with Benfica’s Ederson Moraes high on the shortlist.