Cameron Humphreys has put pen to paper on a first professional contract, committing his future to City until 2018.

The defender signed a three year deal two days after he turned 17, the youngest age at which players can turn professional and the lengthiest contract they can be offered before their 18th birthday. 

Born and bred in Moston, Manchester, Cameron has now been with City for four years, and he didn’t hesitate when given the opportunity to continue his career at the Etihad Stadium.

Cameron told “I’ve worked hard to get here and I’m delighted to sign. It’s a good feeling, it shows if you work hard you get your rewards in the end.

“It was an easy decision to sign here – there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. It’s been a good four years for me at City so far, and hopefully many more to come.

“It feels really good to get a pro contract straightaway [after turning 17], because it shows the club have a lot of confidence in me.”

It’s been a whirlwind few months for the central defender, culminating in the offer of a coveted place on the first team pre-season tour of Australia and Vietnam.

The youngest member of the travelling party at just 16 years old, Cameron wrote headlines around the world when he played all 90 minutes against Real Madrid, pitting his wits against the likes of Gareth Bale and Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I would have been happy just playing games for the u18s or hopefully the u21s, but to get to go with the first team was unbelievable,” said Humphreys, who was promoted to Patrick Vieira's EDS squad full time ahead of the 2015/16 campaign. 

Cameron Humphreys

“I learned a lot from the first team so hopefully I can bring that into the season at whichever level I’m playing.”

He added: “This season, I just want to play my football and get as many games as possible. Patrick demands a lot of everyone and that makes you push yourself even harder.”

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