Manchester City full back Joao Cancelo has signed a new contract extension that will see him stay at the club until 2027.
The Portuguese international’s deal had been due to expire in 2025, but his new deal will see him stay a further two years at the Premier League champions.
Cancelo originally arrived at the club from Juventus in 2019 and has since made 106 appearances and won three major trophies (two EFL Cups and the Premier League title) in his first two full seasons in Manchester after initially struggling to win a place in his preferred right back role early in his first season.
But after impressing at left back for City boss Pep Guardiola he has since gone from strength to strength in a role that allows him to push into central midfield.
Cancelo said: “Manchester City is a fantastic club, so I am incredibly happy to have signed this new agreement.
“City players have everything they need to reach their full potential, with amazing facilities, world-class teammates and an incredible manager who pushes us every single day.
“There is nowhere better to play football and it’s a pleasure to work here.
“I have so much I want to achieve before my career ends, and Manchester City offers me the best chance of fulfilling my ambitions.
“This new contract means I now have complete focus on improving my game and winning more trophies with this team.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Joao is the ultimate professional.
“He absolutely loves football and applies himself every single day in a bid to become better.
“He sets really high standards, and any young player should observe the way Joao applies himself if they want a blueprint for success.
“Not only does he have incredible talent, he also displays perfect dedication to this sport.
That’s why he can play so many games at such a high level.
“His consistency during the last two seasons has been amazing.
“He is so versatile. Whether he plays right-back, left-back or in midfield, he operates at the same high level.
“That is a dream for a manager.
“I am really happy he has signed, and I can’t wait to see him develop in the coming years.”