Manchester City have announced this evening that Phil Foden has signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until at least 2027 – let’s be honest, he’s never leaving.
Pep once dubbed the academy youngster the only “untouchable” player in the squad, and coming from the best coach in the world, that is a huge compliment.
It was Guardiola that pulled Foden out of the academy and into the first team squad with the big boys. Allowing him to train and develop with some of the worlds’ best, including City legends, David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
His transition into the team was a slow one, with City dominating and such incredible talent to choose from, and he did receive criticism for choosing to sit on the bench.
However, the young talent quicky became an important part of Pep’s plans. Featuring and shining in crucial games over the last few years in both Premier League winning seasons and Champions League quarter and semi-finals.
Now, Foden is seen as one of the most talented young footballers in the world and labelled “generational” by Gary Neville, who insists the England team be built around him.
With an already decorated career, the young lad from Stockport has won 4 Premier League titles, FA Cup, 4 Carabao Cups and 2 Community Shields. Not to mention his accolades at youth level.
As an integral part of two Premier League winning campaigns, he consequently achieved 2 consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year awards, and consecutive Young Premier League Player of the Year awards.
Foden is one of our own. He has been with City since the age of 9 and loved the club ever since. He has always spoken openly about his love of the club and his desire to remain here and continue leading the way to success.
Our star boy has continued with his excellent form and seems to keep improving. Not only is his technical ability mouth-watering, and his creative influence utter artistry; his versatility has enabled City to continue improving and charging towards titles.
He has been one of City’s most important players for quite some time. The future is bright for the blues, and Foden will be the glue for that…. keeping the bench together, right? WINK, WINK!