Manchester City have confirmed Andrew Tutte has extended his stay at the club.
As first reported by Skysports.com, the starlet was on the verge of penning a new one-year contract extension at Eastlands.
And manager Roberto Mancini has moved to snap up the 19-year-old, who will look to force his way into the Italian's plans for the new season.
The midfielder said he was relishing the chance to impress the City faithful, but accepted he may have to consider a loan move in order to play regular football.
Tutte will now link up with the rest of the senior squad for their pre-season tour to America, where he will look to shine in front of the club's management team.
Tutte told the club's official website: "I was hoping to sort out a new deal so I'm really pleased to have everything in place ahead of the new season.
"I'm going to need to get some first team experience this year so hopefully I can get out on loan and then come back and see what happens.
"A good side in League One or the Championship would be perfect, but obviously I'll be trying to impress the gaffer during pre-season too."
Tutte has enjoyed a climatic rise through the club's youth ranks, guiding the Elite Squad to the Manchester Senior Cup last May and playing an integral part in their 2008 FA Youth Cup-winning exploits.
The star has featured in a City squad just once before in an FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough and he is eager to showcase his talents for the club's followers.
He went on: "I've been doing running over the summer and a bit of boxing training with my dad so I'm feeling good and looking to kick on this season.
"It's going to be tough to force my way into the team because we have so many great players at the club so going out on loan is probably a logical step forward for me."
The Liverpool-born teenager says he tries to emulate the style of Spanish star Xavi whilst on the pitch - and Tutte would relish the opportunity to display the likeness.
"I just like to get on the ball as much as possible and keep things simple," he explained.
"I study players like Xavi - simple passing and movement - I'd love to get the chance to do that in City's first team at some point."