Manchester City and the exciting youngster have agreed to a three-year contract extension

McAtee, 19, has 19 goals and five assists in his 20 games this season, making him City’s highest scorer at all levels. He earned his senior City debut this season in the Carabao Cup against Wycombe after impressing against league opposition in the EFL Trophy.

Since then, he has made his Premier League debut and played in the FA Cup win over Swindon, as well as appearing on the bench for the first team on several occasions.

With his previous deal expiring in 2023, his form has apparently alerted a number of teams to his availability, with Premier League and Championship clubs, including Manchester United, said to be monitoring the situation. Last month, he was linked with a January loan move away from City, but he has remained at the club to train with the first team, as he has for the past year.

Now, the Salford-born attacking midfielder has put an end to any speculation about his future with City by dedicating his future to the club until 2026, claiming that playing for City is all he’s ever wanted.

“This is a truly gratifying moment in my career, and I am incredibly grateful to the Club for believing in me,” he stated.

“I’ve been here since I was 11 years old, and I owe everyone a debt of gratitude for everything they’ve done for me.”

“I’ve worked with some incredible teachers in the Academy who have allowed me to practise and play with Pep Guardiola and the first team, which is everything I’ve ever wanted to do.”

“I’ve been really happy with my improvement this season, and I’m confident I’m in the ideal environment to keep progressing, so knowing I’ll be a Manchester City player for another four years feels incredible.”

McAtee was named as an academy player who will be routinely involved in the first team by Guardiola before the start of the season, and he was recently named as one of three players most likely to make the grade from the academy.

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