Manchester United's Spanish defender Gerard Pique has signed a new contract to keep him at Old Trafford until 2009.
Pique has represented Spain at U17's level
The 18-year-old initially joined as a trainee from Barcelona last summer and he has already confirmed some of his undoubted potential.
Pique has made three first team appearances already this term, including a first senior start in the FA Cup draw with Exeter.
Boss Sir Alex Ferguson sees Pique as an eventual successor to Rio Ferdinand.