LAUREN HEMP has boosted Manchester City by agreeing a two-year contract extension with the club.
The new deal will see the England star, 21, stay at the Academy Stadium giants until the summer of 2024.
There are seven months to go since the striker was named PFA Young Player of the Year after successfully ending a season that was initially hampered by a hamstring injury.
Hemp, who faces Brighton next, said: “I am surrounded by some of the best players and coaching staff in the world and having them by my side will only help me grow further in the years to come.
“It is a club where we are constantly competing for trophies and success.
“I’ve enjoyed great moments here since joining three and a half years ago, and I know this team has a lot more to offer.”
Hemp, who moved north from Bristol in 2018, has scored 28 goals in 81 appearances for City across all competitions.
Her roster includes six goals and eight assists in 15 top-flight games for the club last term.
And they fought for the title last season with the result two points behind the champions Chelsea.
The Man City star’s efforts earned her her third consecutive PFA player award.
This season Hemp has missed just one game for Gareth Taylor’s side as opposed to last term when she was sidelined with hamstring problems from September to December.
And Taylor believes the player, who now has 12 caps for England, has much more to offer.
The Academy Stadium boss said: “Lauren is one of the game’s brightest young talents, an absolute pleasure to work with and has a very exciting future ahead of him.
“We’re only superficial to her 21-year-old.
“It’s an incredible thought given what she’s achieved so far in her short career, but she’s still learning from everyone here.
“We can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring for us as a team and her as a player.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17244053/lauren-hemp-manchester-city-contract/ England player Hemp extends stay at Manchester City with a new deal confirmed ahead of Brighton clash