Rico Lewis has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City until 2028.
Rico Lewis, a versatile defender, has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City.
The 18-year-old Bury native made his first-team debut last season. He later made 16 starts, scoring once as City won the Triple Crown.
The academy graduate had a year left on his current contract and has committed to the club until 2028.
“It’s been an unbelievable year for me, and now to sign this contract is a dream come true,” he said.
“I grew up watching City win trophies.”
“That’s always been the only place I wanted to go as a fan.
“Knowing I’ll be here until 2028 is fantastic, and I can’t wait to keep working and getting better.”
Rico Lewis signed new Contract
Lewis also earned his England Under-21 debut in March.
His sixth first-team appearance for City came in the Champions League against Sevilla at home in November, when he broke the record set by former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema by becoming the youngest player to score on their debut start in the competition.
“Everyone at the club has been so amazing, starting with the academy where I learned so much and for everything they did,” Lewis added.
“The fans have been fantastic, and I’ll do everything I can for them and the club to keep us successful.”
“Rico is a really intelligent footballer and is already a mature and reliable member of the squad,” City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain stated.
“He absorbs every piece of information Pep [Guardiola] gives him, which is unusual for a player his age.”
“We are extremely proud to have witnessed his progression through the academy and to see him play with such assurance 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 year.”