Ghana international Felix Afena-Gyan has signed a new four-year contract with Italian Serie A side Roma.
The 19-year-old forward has scored two goals in 22 appearances for the Giallorossi since making his first-team debut last October.
“Ever since I arrived at this club, my aim was to reach the first team,” Afena-Gyan told the club website.
“Since I did that my life has changed a lot. Now I need to just concentrate on continuing to improve.”
Afena-Gyan only joined Roma at the start of 2021 and progressed rapidly from their Under-18 side to the senior squad under Jose Mourinho.
The Roma boss bought the teenager a pair of “very expensive” shoes after he scored his first Serie A goals last November.
Afena-Gyan made his Ghana debut in March, helping the Black Stars to qualify for this year’s World Cup by overcoming West African rivals Nigeria in a two-legged play-off.
He scored his first international goal against Madagascar last month, and has won a total of six caps. -BBC