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Manchester City agree new long-term contract with first-team star



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Manchester City have agreed a new long-term contract with Oscar Bobb following a breakthrough campaign for the 20-year-old forward.

The Norwegian international is set to sign a fresh long-term deal at the Etihad Stadium after an impressive debut campaign with the Manchester City first-team squad.

Bobb has already made 16 appearances for Manchester City this season, having made his debut against Fulham at the Etihad Stadium in early September before a first senior international cap for Norway in October.

The 20-year-old scored his first Premier League goal during Manchester City’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United last month at St James’ Park, and also scored his first UEFA Champions League goal during a 3-2 win over Red Star Belgrade in December.

Bobb was handed a first Premier League start by Pep Guardiola last Tuesday, as City beat Brentford 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium courtesy of international teammate Erling Haaland’s second-half goal.

The forward was promoted to the Manchester City first-team after an impressive campaign with the Blues’ Under-23s side last year, and after joining Guardiola’s squad for pre-season in east Asia.

Etihad bosses rejected a number of transfer offers for the winger last summer, with Bobb subject to a series on loan offers ahead of the campaign.

The Norway international has now agreed a new long-term contract with the club according to Mike McGrath, following weeks of talks surrounding fresh terms.

Bobb is set to receive a sizeable pay rise alongside the improved deal, with the 20-year-olds current contract due to expire in 2026.

Manchester City are also set for contract talks with Bobb’s international counterpart Haaland, meanwhile goalkeeper Ederson could also be set for an improved deal.

Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Rico Lewis have all recently signed contract extensions at the Etihad Stadium.