Omar Elabdellaoui has expressed his delight after being handed a new two-year contract with Manchester City.
The 20-year-old winger has not yet made a first-team appearance for the club, having arrived from Skied in 2008.
He spent time on loan with Norwegian side Stromgodset in 2011 and admits he did not know whether he still figured in City's plans.
However, Elabdellaoui has now been granted an extension and he is hoping to keep making a positive impression during the pre-season tour of Austria.
"I wasn't sure what was going to happen towards the end of last season or what City were thinking so it was great to be offered a new deal," he told the club's official website.
"I didn't know if I'd be on the pre-season tour or not so I was really happy to be included in the party because it is really good to be around the senior players that are here in Austria and things couldn't be going better.
"I'm enjoying training, feeling sharper every day and it was great to get a run out against Al Hilal on Friday evening.
"We have two more games left on this tour and I hope I can be involved in those matches, too."