Manchester City’s academy star Liam Delap has signed a new five year contract at the club, keeping him with the blues until 2026.
Delap, who was rumoured to be going to Stoke City on loan, scored on his City debut against Bournemouth in the League Cup last season, and made his Premier League debut as a second half substitute in the 5-2 defeat at home to Leicester City.
He went on to star for City’s Elite Development Squad and scored 24 goals in 20 games to help City claim their first Premier League 2 title. Following his exceptional performances, Delap was named the league’s Player of the Season.
“I am so happy. I have been here now for two years and every day I have loved it. I have just loved the place and all the people. I can’t wait to do even more,” said Delap following the signing of the new contract. “I’ve got everything here. I’ve just fallen into place here and that’s why I’ve committed my future here.
“There is always someone there to support you. They make you feel so welcome and you get the best coaching and the best players playing with you so it improves your game.”
Delap has been touted as one for the future, and some have suggested he be given a regular run in the side as City have been continually frustrated in their pursuit of England striker Harry Kane.
There may still be an opportunity for the youngster to go out on loan, and a number of Championship clubs will be vying for his signature, should City decide to send him out to get experience.