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Oscar Bobb bags new Man City contract days after full Premier League debut

Manchester City forward Oscar Bobb says signing a new five-year contract less than a week after making his full Premier League debut for the reigning champions “means everything” to him.

Norway international Bobb started City’s 1-0 home win over Brentford before being replaced by Jeremy Doku in the 61st minute – and City have underlined their faith in the 20-year-old by extending his deal at Etihad Stadium by three years.

“It’s an incredible environment and the best possible place to be for a young player,” said academy graduate Bobb, describing himself as “proud” and “honoured” while acknowledging manager Pep Guardiola’s role on his path to making 16 appearances in all competitions and scoring twice this season.

“I have already learnt so much from Pep, his coaching staff and my team-mates. To know I’m going to be here at the club until 2029 means everything to me.

“Now I just want to focus on continuing to further my development and work as hard as I can every day to try and help the club achieve more success.”

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Bobb was involved in an Erling Haaland goal on his Premier League bow against Fulham in September and scored his first goal for the club on his full UEFA Champions League debut against Red Star Belgrade in December.

A last-minute winner against Newcastle United followed in January, earning the prospect the Premier League goal of the month award.

A Norway debutant in October, Bobb scored his first senior international goal against the
Faroe Islands a month later.

Oscar Bobb contract: A ‘superb talent’

“Oscar is blessed with superb natural talent and technique,” said City director of football Txiki Begiristain, praising the player’s “fantastic ability, attitude and application”.

“He has already established himself as a very important member of the squad.

“He is an exciting young player who is always hungry to learn and who takes on board all the advice and guidance Pep and the coaching staff provide him with.

“Oscar is developing all the time and we believe he can help to bring even more success.”

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