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Esme Morgan pens new City deal

Esme Morgan pens new City deal
Manchester City Football Club is delighted to announce that Esme Morgan has signed a three-year contract extension at the Academy Stadium.

A lifelong City fan, the versatile defender has committed herself to her childhood team until the summer of 2025 by putting pen to paper on a new deal.

A product of the Club's youth set-up, the 21-year-old has been on the books at the Academy Stadium since 2014 and was rewarded with her first professional contract two summers ago.

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Currently just an appearance shy of her half-century for Gareth Taylor’s side, the versatile defender was an ever-present in City’s backline this season prior to being sidelined with a fractured leg.

Despite her unfortunate setback, the 21-year-old has been rewarded for her efforts in City blue so far with a three-year contract extension.

Speaking after putting pen to paper, Morgan said: “I’m so excited to sign a new contract. I've been a City fan my whole life and it's no secret that I've got intentions of staying here for a long time.

“The decision to extend my contract felt like the perfect one for me to make at this time in my career as I continue to develop and hopefully push on to be a more regular player for City in an amazing environment.

“Having my injury this season and being more of a fan myself again has reignited my desire to get back playing and when that happens, it’ll probably feel like my debut all over again.

“In my mind, when I make my comeback, it’ll be starting a new journey and a new chapter in my time at this Club and I can’t wait to pull the shirt back on and play in front of our fans again.”

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Originally joining the Club as a 14-year-old and progressing through the youth ranks, Morgan made her first team debut in September 2017 against Yeovil Town, aged just 16.

Signing her first professional deal two summers ago, she then spent 2019/20 out on loan with fellow Barclays FA Women’s Super League side Everton to gain regular first team experience.

Returning to the Academy Stadium in May 2020, the following season was a watershed one for the Sheffield-born defender as she made 25 appearances in all competitions across City’s backline, even scoring her first senior goal against Birmingham City.

Gareth Taylor, Manchester City Women Head Coach, added: "It's fantastic news that Esme has signed a contract extension with us - having her for the next three years is a real coup for us as a Club as she's a very exciting young talent.

"She has shown over the last few seasons just what a gifted and versatile player she is and at just 21, she only has her best years ahead of her which is an incredible thought.

"The dedication and hard work she has shown throughout her rehabilitation this season just sums up how fantastic she is, both on and off the pitch, and we're looking forward to continuing to help her to develop over the next few years and beyond."

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