LAUREN HEMP has given Manchester City a boost by agreeing to a two-year contract extension with the club.
The new deal will see the England starlet, 21, remain with the Academy Stadium giants until the summer of 2024.
It comes seven months on from the forward being named the PFA’s Young Player of the Year after a successful end to a season initially hampered by a hamstring injury.
Hemp, whose side face Brighton next, said: “I’m surrounded by some of the best players and coaching staff in the world and having them around me will only help to develop me even further over the coming years.
“It’s a club where we’re constantly competing for trophies and success.
“I’ve already enjoyed some amazing moments here since joining three-and-a-half years ago, and I know that there is much more to come from this team.”
Hemp, who made the move north from Bristol in 2018, has netted 28 goals in 81 appearances for City across all competitions.
Her tally includes six goals and eight assists in 15 top-flight games for the club last term.
And they took the battle for last season’s title to the wire finishing two points behind champions Chelsea.
The Man City star’s efforts saw her pick up a third successive PFA player award.
This season Hemp has missed just one game for Gareth Taylor’s side in contrast to last term which saw her sidelined with hamstring problems from September to December.
And Taylor believes there is more to come from the player who currently has 12 senior England caps.
The Academy Stadium boss said: “Lauren is one of the game’s brightest young talents, is an absolute pleasure to work with and has a very exciting future ahead of her.
“We’re only just scratching the surface with her at 21 years old.
“That’s an incredible thought given what she has achieved so far in her short career, but she’s also still learning from everyone here.
“We can’t wait to see what the next couple of years hold for us as a team and her as a player.”