Versatile attacker James McAtee has become the latest Manchester City player to commit his future to the club.
He has signed a three year extension to his contract which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until the Sumer of 2026.
McAtee, 19, joined the club at the age of 11 and progressed quickly through the youth ranks, making his first team debut this season.
He joins fellow Academy graduates Finlay Burns, Liam Delap, and Cole Palmer in signing new deals to stay at City and may be joined in first team training next season by Argentine striker Julian Alvarez – who joined City at the for an initial fee of £14m before going back to River Plate on loan until July.
Dubbed the ‘Salford Silva’, the technically gifted and versatile McAtee can play across the front line in attack or deeper in midfield and poses a serious goal threat.
He made a total of three appearances this term after his debut as a 72nd minute substitute in City’s 6-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup last September.
He was a key member of the Elite Development Squad that won Premier League 2 last season and has scored 14 times in 15 league games to become top scorer in the league this term.
Speaking to the City website, McAtee admitted that the prospect of working with Pep Guardiola convinced him to sign his new deal, he said: “This is a really proud moment in my career, and I am so grateful to the Club for showing their faith in me.
“I’ve been here since I was 11 and I can’t thank everyone enough for everything they have done for me.
“I have worked with some brilliant coaches in the Academy, who have put me in a position to be able to train and play with Pep Guardiola and the first team, which is all I’ve ever wanted to do.
“I’ve been really pleased with my progress this season and I am sure I am in the right place to keep improving, so it feels amazing to know I will be a Manchester City player for another four years.”