After Manchester City officially announced a new deal for exciting youngster James McAtee, numerous members of the media have shown no hesitation in heaping praise on the club.
The Lowdown: McAtee new deal concerns…
Before the talented teenager eventually put pen to paper on a three-year extension at Eastlands, duly keeping him at the club until 2026, there were concerns that McAtee would leave on a Bosman in 2023, when his previous contract expired.
Murmurs of interest from the Premier League only heightened these worries, especially since the 19-year-old has a glowing reputation from the City academy and has even drawn comparisons with club legend David Silva.
The Sky Blues and sporting director Txiki Begiristain have been tying down many big-name stars to new deals recently, including defender Joao Cancelo, with reports suggesting they are also in talks over fresh terms for Bernardo Silva (Pol Ballus).
As City confirm yet another fresh contract, numerous members of the media have raved over this McAtee development, praising the club for getting it done.
The Latest: Media rave…
Here’s what some journalist had to say on this “great news” out of Eastlands, sharing a variety of takes on this exciting announcement.
“Highly-rated Manchester City midfielder James McAtee signs a new deal keeping him at the club until 2026. Fantastic news, a young player with massive talent and huge potential” – Jonathan Smith, Man City correspondent for Goal (Twitter).
“Cancelo signs a new contract yesterday. Bernardo extension rumours kick in. Haaland rumours go into overdrive and McAtee extends. Bert heaven today.” – Steven McInerney, Man City personality and YouTuber with nearly 60,000 subscribers (Twitter).
“Meant to tweet earlier but good to see James McAtee signing a new deal to 2026 with #mcfc. Got talent in abundance that lad.” – James Ducker, The Telegraph (Twitter).
“Great news for Manchester City.” – Pol Ballus, The Times (Twitter).
The Verdict: Huge…
As Pep Guardiola’s side tie McAtee down with no risk of losing the talented attacking midfielder in 18 months’ time, this certainly comes as huge news.
Scoring 14 goals and setting up seven others over 15 Premier League 2 appearances for City’s Elite Development Squad, the sky appears to be the limit for McAtee, and it’s little wonder Begiristain has moved quickly to get this deal wrapped up well before the summer.
In other news: Pep now ‘offered’ post-January chance to sign ‘world class’ £220,000-per-week star for Man City…find out more here.
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