Flocking to Twitter, a number of Manchester City fans are absolutely buzzing over a fresh contract update involving promising youngster James McAtee.
As the Sky Blues ended their Champions League Group A campaign top of the table, albeit with an underwhelming 2-1 defeat away to RB Leipzig to finish off, McAtee was one of five City starlets to be handed a place on the bench by Pep Guardiola in Germany.
The 19-year-old joined Romeo Lavia, Cole Palmer, CJ Egan-Riley and Josh Wilson-Esbrand as part of City’s squad on Tuesday night, but only Palmer was allowed a small runout on Europe’s biggest stage (SofaScore).
However, McAtee is seen as one of many bright academy products to have come through recently at Eastlands, even drawing comparisons with club legend David Silva.
His contract situation remains a point of contention, though, with his current deal expiring in 2023, although it appears that some good news has emerged as City attempt to tie down their starlet.
According to the Daily Mail and reliable reporter Jack Gaughan, talks are now ‘progressing’ over fresh terms for the 19-year-old, coming shortly after he made his Premier League debut against Everton last month.
Man City fans buzzing…
Understandably, in light of this news, it’s safe to say that lots of City supporters are buzzing over this update on one of their star products.
Shining at under-23 level this season as well, McAtee’s likeness to Silva is perhaps an indication of his sky-high potential as fans also witnessed the rise of fellow academy graduates Palmer and Phil Foden over the last year.
It appears that City’s state-of-the-art academy complex is finally nurturing the kind of top talent akin to famous institutes like La Masia, and the last thing the Sky Blues will want is a mass exodus of their gems.
Taking this into account, it’s no surprise to see many fans revelling in this contract update on McAtee, with one calling it the ‘best news’. Check out some of their reactions below:
“OH MY DAYS, WE’RE HERE TO STAY!!!!”
“I’ll do anything for this”
“I’m so happy”
“I love this club”
“best news I have seen in a while”
In other news: ‘No way’. ‘Finally’, ‘Please let this be true’…Lots of Man City fans also ‘buzzing’ over transfer claim, find out more here.
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