Manchester City’s 33-year-old captain Steph Houghton has signed a contract extension to add to her eight years at the club.
Houghton told mancity.com: “I’m delighted to sign an extension here at City.
“Once the talks started, there was only ever going to be one outcome and it was the easiest decision I’ve ever made, to commit my future to this football club and continue on this unbelievable journey.
“It’s been a really good week with me making my comeback from injury too – it’s been a really tough four months, but I’m just so happy to be back on the pitch now.”
Head Coach Gareth Taylor said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Steph has committed her immediate future to City.
“What she has contributed to this club and women’s football as a whole throughout her career so far is incredible – she is a true legend of the game in all senses of the word.
“Not only does she give everything she has on the pitch, she also maintains the highest level of commitment off it in terms of supporting her teammates and helping them to improve, and that sums up just how much of a consummate professional she is.”