Manchester City are ready to offer Phil Foden an improved new deal, which will see the young midfielder earn a substantial pay rise.
Foden is already under contract at the Etihad, having signed a six-year contract back in 2018, but now they want to try and secure the long-term future of their academy graduate.
Foden broke into the England senior side earlier this month, making his full debut against Iceland in the Nations League, and made headlines for the wrong reasons when he was subsequently sent home in disgrace, along with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, for bursting the bio-secure Covid-19 bubble.
Despite that Foden continues to prosper until Pep Guardiola and was in fine form on Monday night as City got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start at Wolves, with Foden amongst the goal scorers.
City are determined not to repeat they made with Jadon Sancho by allowing a major young talent to leave them and go on to become a superstar elsewhere.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.