Phil Foden close to signing new six-year deal at Man City

Phil Foden is close to signing a new six-year deal with Manchester City after cementing himself in the first-team squad at the Etihad Stadium.

Foden, 21, is a product of the Man City academy and has established himself as one of the best young talents in the world with his performances under Pep Guardiola.

Foden was among the players with the best output for City last season as they claimed a fourth consecutive Carabao Cup trophy, the Premier League title and made the Champions League final with 16 goals and eight assists in all competitions.

The England international signed a six-year-deal with the club back in December 2018 to commit his long-term future to the club.

But since then he has become one of the first names on the team sheet in Guardiola’s side either on the wing or in central midfield. City wanted to reflect that new status with a new contract and are looking to tie him down for as long as possible.

Foden is a Man City fan since childhood and has a great bond with the club and it’s fans and the new deal is expected to make him one of the highest paid young players in the world.

Phil Foden of England during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between England and Hungary at Wembley Stadium on October 12, 2021 in London,...

The young attacking midfielder has become a regular at international level under Gareth Southgate too and he could become a staple in the England team for years to come.

City have looked to sign a number of their first-team squad to new long-term deals, with Ruben Dias signing until 2027, John Stones and Ederson extending until 2026 while Kevin De Bruyne also penned an extension until 2025 recently too.

Foden opened up his Premier League goal tally in the most recent game against Liverpool at Anfield in a 2-2 draw. He’s likely to continue in the starting lineup for City against Burnley this weekend at the Etihad Stadium.


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