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Phil Foden agrees new six-year contract with Manchester City


Phil Foden agrees new six-year Man City contract that is likely to make him one of the best-paid youngsters in world football as a reward for his rapid rise under Pep Guardiola

  • Midfielder Phil Foden has agreed a new six-year contract with Manchester City 
  • The 21-year-old has made 130 appearances for the club since his debut in 2017
  • The England star has become integral to the City team under Pep Guardiola
  • New deal is likely to make him one of the highest-paid youngsters in the world











Phil Foden has agreed a new six-year contract with Manchester City as a reward for his rapid rise under Pep Guardiola.

The 21-year-old has become integral to the City team, starring as they reached a first-ever Champions League final last season.

That was underlined last week when Foden was named on the 30-man shortlist for the men’s Ballon d’Or alongside teammates Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Ruben Dias and Riyad Mahrez.

Phil Foden has agreed a new six-year contract with Manchester City as a reward for his form

Phil Foden has agreed a new six-year contract with Manchester City as a reward for his form 

The home-grown star was recently shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or award for the first time

The home-grown star was recently shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or award for the first time

City have tied the boyhood supporter down to 2027 in a deal that is expected to be announced over the coming days and likely to make him one of the highest-paid young players in world football.

Foden spent the beginning of this term recovering from a complicated foot injury sustained at the European Championship but has given Guardiola’s side fresh energy since his return.

The youngster’s first Premier League start of the campaign came in the 1-0 victory at Chelsea last month, during which he flourished. He followed that up with a stunning display at Anfield as City drew 2-2 with Liverpool before the international break. 

Since his debut in 2017 he has scored 33 goals in 130 appearances for Manchester City

Since his debut in 2017 he has scored 33 goals in 130 appearances for Manchester City

Pep Guardiola once described Foden as the most talented youngster he has seen play

Pep Guardiola once described Foden as the most talented youngster he has seen play

Foden signed a six-year contract in 2018 — a heavily incentivised agreement that grew from his basic salary of £30,000-a-week after triggering specific targets.

Foden’s total of 16 goals last season was a career-best tally and left him only one behind top scorer Ilkay Gundogan. Rodri was the only squad member to have featured in more games.

Guardiola has used academy graduate Foden in a range of positions — operating on either flank and even playing as a false nine — with observers believing his best position may eventually prove to be central midfield. 



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