Steph Houghton signs contract extension with Manchester City Women

Steph Houghton signs new deal
Steph Houghton pictured with Head of Women’s Football at Manchester City, Gavin Makel.

Captain Steph Houghton has committed her future to Manchester City by signing a two-year contract extension until 2022.

Speaking about her contract extension, the 31-year-old said: “I’m really delighted. I’ve been here for six years and I’ve been made to feel at home.

“This is my club and I’ve enjoyed so many amazing memories here so far, winning trophies and with the players I’ve played with and manager I’ve worked under.

“I’ve seen the club from the beginning – back when we only had five professional players – and I’ve seen it grow to be the best club in England and if not Europe.

“I came here with the intention of winning trophies, bettering myself as an individual and a player, playing for a team who plays good football and could be the best in England. I believe this club can go as far as it wants to go.

“Both on and off the pitch, the club has developed me as a player and a person, having the people we have around us, the unbelievable facilities and Stadium. It’s a special place for me and my family live in Manchester now. It was a pretty easy decision.

“My only thought was to have my future here for the next few years and I’m really happy.”

Head of Women’s Football Gavin Makel added: “We are thrilled that Steph has committed her future to Manchester City.

“She has been an integral member of not only the team, but the club as a whole since our reformation six years ago and her efforts go well beyond her performances on the pitch.

“Her leadership skills are second to none and she never fails to amaze everybody here at Manchester City with her passion, drive and hunger to improve.”

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