FORMER York City junior Jess Park has signed her first professional contract with Women’s Super League giants Manchester City.

The 18-year-old joined Manchester City’s youth ranks from York City in October 2017 but now links up with the 2016 Women’s Super League champions and the reigning Women’s FA Cup holders on a pro deal.

Park has penned a three-year contract with the Citizens, keeping her at the club until 2023.

The striker - described by Manchester City as “one of the brightest young talents in the English game” - has 15 first-team appearances to her name, scoring five goals in her last seven matches.

Park has also featured prominently on the international scene, impressing for both the England Under-19s and Under-17s sides.

She scored eight times in 13 matches for the U17s, including an impressive spell at the 2018 UEFA U17s Championships in Lithuania where she was named in the Team of the Tournament, being the only English representative to make the side.

She has also notched 12 goals in 15 appearances for the England U19s.

“I’m over the moon to have my contract sorted,” Park told the Manchester City website.

“I’ve absolutely loved every minute since joining City - with all the incredible resources we have, being here has helped me to develop massively and I can’t wait to continue my growth as a player with this brilliant club.

“Being in the same team with players that are at the top of their game - both at Club and national level - is absolutely invaluable for a young player like myself, and I’m incredibly excited for what the next few years will hold here at Manchester City.”