- Tom Cayless
Luke Mbete signs new Manchester City contract until 2027 – "This is a very proud moment..."
Manchester City central defender Luke Mbete has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Premier League champions in a deal that keeps him at the club until the summer of 2027.
The 18-year-old is one of many City academy graduates to commit long-term over the past year with names such as Liam Delap, James McAtee and Cole Palmer already penning deals.
In an interview on the club's website, Mbete revealed his delight about the decision:
"This is a very proud moment both for me and my family. I want to express my thanks to everyone at the club for showing their faith in me."
"Having signed the new contract is a fantastic feeling and now I just want to carry on contributing in the best way I can."
The defender also spoke about the influence of Pep Guardiola and the City coaching staff:
"I have been fortunate to work under some amazing coaches throughout the Academy and to be also able to train under Pep Guardiola and the first team coaches is an incredible privilege."
"I feel I am learning and improving all the time and there couldn’t be a better club to keep developing."
Mbete made his debut for City last September when he started in the 6-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
He has since gone on to make a further two appearances, coming on as a late substitute against Swindon Town in the FA Cup and the second leg of City's UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie against Sporting Lisbon.
Mbete was also a crucial part in City retaining their Premier League 2 crown, making 19 appearances.
Written by: @TomCayless_
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