Manchester City fullback Oleksandr Zinchenko has been handed a new five-year contract by the club.
The Ukrainian international became first choice left-back following Benjamin Mendy’s injury problems and played consistently well throughout the campaign.
Fans on Twitter have been congratulating Zinchenko on his new deal:
He's a perfect example of how hard work pays off. Pep wanted to loan him out and he refused because he knew he had what it took to play here and here he is signing a long term contract. Congrats @Azinchenko17
— Jeremy Walker (@JeremyW29876950) 20 June 2019
— Kevin Parker (@KevinP184) 20 June 2019
— Shiva Chettri (@shivachettri) 20 June 2019
— Josh (@JoshMCFC9320) 20 June 2019
Well deserved, so happy for him 🙌💙👏
— Gyasi (@Ekuorba) 20 June 2019
Totally deserved, congratulations…
— Tragic (@jmpickford) 20 June 2019
— Sammy Alex (@Salexamy) 20 June 2019
Great news. So underrated yet can play anywhere.
— Rainbow🌈 (@RussellMcfc) 20 June 2019
GET IN LADS
— Remco🇧🇼 (@remco312) 20 June 2019
Better than a new signing that is 💙
— H x (@KingOfHarvs6) 20 June 2019
The 22-year-old has had to work very hard to get his chance at City. The club accepted a bid from Wolves last summer for the Ukrainian but the player decided to stay.
Zinchenko has been rewarded for the hard work he has put in on the training ground as well as on the pitch. After a breakthrough season, he will be hoping to continue his good form and maintain his performance levels at left-back.
Remarkably, Zinchenko has won every match he has started for City in the Premier League, 22 in total so far, and supporters will be hoping that winning streak continues into next season.