Nimely pens four-year deal
Manchester City youngster Alex Nimely has become the latest academy graduate to pledge his future to the club, signing a new four-year contract today.
The Liberian-born striker, 19, follows in the footsteps of Dedryck Boyata and James Poole in agreeing new terms.
"It's a great day for me and my family," Nimely, an England U-20 international, told the club's website. "To come from a country so far away and get to this stage is fantastic.
"Obviously my parents are very proud and I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me, particularly the coaches at the Academy who have really helped me over the past few years."
Nimely has been handed his first senior opportunities under Roberto Mancini, making his debut in the 6-1 thrashing of Burnley and subsequently making the team bench several times.
"I sort of knew about this a couple of weeks ago because my dad has been speaking with (football administrator) Brian Marwood about it, but it's wonderful when everything is actually signed and sealed," he added.
"I've worked really hard this year and feel I've become a lot stronger both mentally and physically as the season has progressed."