Phil Foden To Become Highest Paid British Footballer As Man City Mulls Historic Renewal

Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League
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Premier League player of the season and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden is set to be rewarded for his incredible season as City is mulling a lucrative renewal contract, which could see him become the highest-paid British player in history.

Phil Foden, a product of Manchester City's esteemed youth academy, has taken the Premier League by storm since making his first-team debut in 2017. At 24, the midfielder has already won 15 trophies, including six title medals and a treble. In what turned out to be his career-best season, Foden scored 19 goals and 8 assists in 35 appearances in the 2023-24 PL season. 

That being said, with Phil Foden rising up the ranks with a meteoric rise, the attacking midfielder stands at a risk of being lured away by European giants like Real Madrid. And since prevention is better than cure, Man City is moving swiftly to protect Foden.


As per a report by The Sun, Manchester City is mulling a contract renewal which could make Phil Foden the highest paid British player ever. Notably, the midfielder already has three-years left on his running deal and has no reason to violate the terms anytime soon.

Moreover, with the kind of season Phil has had, City are mulling a historic reward. The Sun has learned from their sources that Man City is considering a massive salary hike that could increase Foden's weekly wages from £200,000 to £375,000, which is essentially on par with Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.

Not only that, but the renewal is likely to last until Foden's 30th birthday, and with the threat of Real Madrid looming, City is mulling to lock a deal before the upcoming PL season kicks off, potentially after the Euros. 

As far as financial constraints are concerned, Man City are confident of freeing up the necessary wage pick required to sort out contractual agreements with one of the finest talents of the modern day generation. 


Meanwhile, Phil Foden is currently on national duty with the Three Lions squad at the Euros 2024. After ruling league competitions, the 24-year-old is eyeing his career's first Silverware for England.

However, England's preparations for the Euros began on an underwhelming note with a 1-0 shocking loss against Iceland at the iconic Wembley Stadium. The Three Lions were booed off the field, but regardless, they are expected to do better in Germany as they enter the Euros as one of the tournament favorites.