Foden can reach new heights under Guardiola
Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has finally decided to extend his stay at the Etihad stadium and will remain at the club until 2022. Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his contract extension as Phil had been linked with a move abroad to other European giants.
It was a sigh of relief for Man City fans as they didn’t want to lose another young quality player to their rival clubs. Jason Sancho has been in terrific form since leaving City and joining Dortmund earlier this season. Brahim Diaz may as well follow his steps and is eyeing a move to Real Madrid. Foden has seized his opportunity and the teenager signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the club.
Foden said in an interview to CityTV: “I’m over the moon. I’ve been here since day one. I’ve grown up and seen a lot of new faces and people.
“It’s a dream come true to sign a new contract.”
FODEN: The Golden Boy
Phil Foden is a technically gifted midfielder who is quick with his feet. The 18-year-old is a creative midfielder who has a knack of scoring goals. This teenage sensation is known for his accurate passing and his amazing runs going past defenders with ease. Foden won the Golden Ball award in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup where England became world champions and scored twice in the finals against Spain.
Phil who has featured 23 times in all competitions for Pep’s City, made eight Premier League appearances this season and 13 in all competitions. He joined the club at the age of eight and had been a life-long Manchester city fan. He made his debut for them in last season’s Champions League victory over Feyenoord and became the fourth-youngest English player to appear in the Champions League.
Foden played his first Premier League match against Tottenham in December 2017, coming off the bench. His first professional goal came in City’s 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Oxford United in September.
Pep Guardiola said praising the English teenager after his promising performances in the friendly matches against Manchester United and Real Madrid,
“It’s a long time since I saw something like this. His performance was another level. He’s 17 years old, he’s a City player, he grew up in the academy, he loves the club, he’s a City fan and for us, he’s a gift.”