Tosin Adarabioyo has signed a new contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2021, the Premier League club have announced.
Adarabioyo has been at City since he was five, but this coming season – and this summer’s US tour – are crucial for his development.
On the prospects of breaking into Pep Guardiola ‘s first team, he said: “It’s all I’ve wanted to do for a long time now. I want to get myself into the first team and play as many games as I can.
“We have a talented and very good group of players so you just have to keep working hard, play as many games as you can and when the opportunity comes I have to take it.
“Since I was a young kid I’ve dreamed of playing for the City first team and being captain of this club so hopefully I can go on and do that.”
Adarabioyo was moved up to Pep Guardiola ‘s first-team set-up last season after some impressive performances in the elite development squad.
Adarabioyo faces competition from captain Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Aleksander Kolarov for a starting place with City also considering signing another central defender this summer.