Manchester City are close to agreeing on a contract extension with Oscar Bobb according to a new report. The young Norwegian has graduated to the treble winner’s first team this season after shining in the City academy system.
Tom Gott and Graeme Bailey report for 90min.com that a new agreement with Bobb is only weeks away from being signed. They add that Union Berlin, Lazio and Atalanta had an interest in the young Norwegian winger last summer. But City kept their promising young playmaker and he was promoted to the first team by Pep Guardiola. Furthermore, they report that Bobb’s impressive start to his City career had caught the eye of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen. But the Premier League champions have moved quickly to secure Bobb on a new contract.
In an interview with Norwegian outlet Dagbladet Bobb expressed his desire to remain at the European champions. He told the publication: “It’s nice. It’s a place you want to be. It’s the best place you can be to develop and improve as a footballer. There is not one person (inside the dressing room) who stands out.”
Bobb also expressed a desire to remain at Manchester City for his entire career. He added: “My agents and the club take care of that. I don’t know anything (of potential talks for a new deal). That (staying at City for the rest of his life) would be cool.”
It appears that Bobb is close to getting his wish. With Tott and Bailey reporting that a new contract is close to being agreed, the Norwegian international can focus on his development. He has made 7 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side this season. He has also earned his first senior cap for Norway since breaking into the City first team.