Promising goalkeeper Gabe Breeze has signed a new deal at Carlisle United.

The 20-year-old Cumbrian has put pen to paper after weeks of negotiations.

It sees the Penrith prospect commit his future to the Brunton Park club until the summer of 2027, with the deal representing a three-year extension to his existing terms.

Manager Paul Simpson told the News & Star in a press conference today that the deal was close - and now it's been confirmed by United.

Simpson added: "I'm delighted.

"I'm really pleased because Gabe made it quite clear from the first conversation he wanted to stay here.

"It took some conversations and a little bit of chat about it.

"But he's shown that he's committed to the club and the club have made a commitment to him.

"So I hope he's going to prove to be a real good goalkeeper with a really good future - and that’s with us."

United offered Breeze an improved deal after the academy product made his first four first-team appearances over the winter.

The young keeper turned down United's initial offer while player and club initially seemed a distance apart in negotiations.

But Simpson last week said things had progressed and agreement was close - with the contract now signed a week later.

Breeze was promoted to the side in place of Tomas Holy for the Boxing Day trip to Fleetwood Town, and also faced Wigan Athletic, Port Vale and Exeter City.

January signing Harry Lewis then took Breeze's place with the Cumbrian being substitute since then.

But he impressed United with the composed way he handled his first-team opportunity.

He now gets the chance to be the Blues' regular second-choice keeper and push Lewis for his place in the first XI.