Man City starlet Rico Lewis puts pen to paper on a new five-year deal after enjoying stunning Treble-winning breakout campaign last season
Rico Lewis has signed a new five-year contract extension with Manchester City to keep him at the Etihad until 2028.
The City academy graduate played a crucial part in Pep Guardiola’s side winning the Treble last season, making 23 appearances in a breakthrough year where they won the Premier League, FA Cup and, for the first time in the club’s history, the Champions League.
The 18-year-old’s current contract was due to expire next summer but the full back has committed his long-term future to the club by putting pen to paper on his new deal.
Lewis said: ‘It’s been an unbelievable year for me and now to sign this contract is a dream come true. As a City fan I can remember watching us winning trophies when I was young and it’s the only place I’ve wanted to be.
‘To know I’m going to be here until 2028 is fantastic and I can’t wait to keep working and keep improving. Everyone at the Club has been so amazing, starting with the Academy where I learnt so much and I am hugely grateful for everything they did.
Rico Lewis has signed a new five-year contract extension with Manchester City
‘The fans have been brilliant too and I’ll give everything for them and the Club to try to keep us being successful.’
City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain added: ‘Rico is a really intelligent footballer and is already a mature and reliable member of the squad.
‘He absorbs every single piece of information Pep gives him, which for a player of his age is special. We are very proud to have watched his journey through the Academy and to see him playing with such confidence in the first team.
‘His energy and hunger around the squad is contagious and we believe he can help to bring more success in the coming years.’
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