Manchester United have confirmed goalkeeper Nathan Bishop has extended his contract at the club until 2023.
Bishop joined United from Southend United last January on a two-and-a-half year deal and this extension is a show of faith in his talents by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 21-year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for the club but is regularly spotted in training with first-team ‘keepers David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Sergio Romero and Lee Grant.
“It’s an amazing club and I’m delighted to be here, and to extend my stay even longer is just incredible,” Bishop told the club’s official website.
“The feeling I had the first day I walked through the door hasn’t changed. Driving down the lane at the training ground and coming in the door – it’s the same feeling every day, I’m just delighted to be here.
“It’s the biggest club in the world and it’s unbelievable to be around the players here. It’s a year since I joined and it literally feels the same.”
Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News have confirmed that Bishop is set to leave on loan imminently after signing his new long-term deal.
Their report claims League One and League Two clubs are both showing significant interest and his new club will be revealed in the coming days.
“Yeah, definitely,” Bishop added when asked by MUTV about his desire for a loan switch.
“You learn your trade in playing games, that’s the most exciting thing, playing games and preparing for them. I’m very excited to step out and hopefully be able to play for a team and put all the year’s work into that.”
Bishop is clearly highly-rated behind the scenes at Old Trafford and it will be fascinating to see his development at a new club in the coming months.
Stretty News will keep you covered on Bishop’s loan destination as soon as it has been confirmed.
Congratulations, Nathan 👏🔴
✍ Our ambitious young goalkeeper has signed a new deal with the Reds and is ready to continue progressing! #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 11, 2021