Phil Foden: Latest Transfer Rumours, News, Gossip And More

Phil Foden celebrates after scoring for Manchester City

Whilst Manchester City have had great success when it comes to recruiting talent from Europe, Phil Foden has still managed to make his way through the ranks in recent years to become a key player for the club.

Blessed with an incredible amount of talent which has been nurtured to perfection by manager Pep Guardiola, the 20-year-old could end up becoming a generation-defining player if he continues to improve.

Although Foden is currently enjoying life at the Etihad Stadium, it wouldn't be at all surprising if some of the world's biggest clubs are tracking his progress ahead of a potential swoop in the future.

Will the attacking midfielder sign a new deal with City? What has been said about the England international?

Let us shed some light below...

What is the latest transfer news involving Phil Foden?

Whilst Foden is currently set to stay at City until 2024, the Premier League champions are looking to tie him down to a new deal in order to deter any potential interest this summer from elsewhere.

A report by the Daily Mirror last month revealed that the Citizens were set to offer the attacking midfielder a £100,000 per week contract.

In a recent update by Daily Mail journalist Ian Ladyman (as cited by Twitter account City Xtra), Foden could be on the verge of agreeing to these aforementioned terms.

What has been said about Foden?

Rio Ferdinand suggested on BT Sport (as cited by Football365) that based on current form, Foden is leading the way for the next generation of players.

The former Manchester United defender said: "At the moment, I would say Phil Foden is the best young player, on form, in the world right now."

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Meanwhile, Ruud Gullit has recently admitted that Foden's way of playing the game is comparable to Lionel Messi's style.

Speaking to BBC Sport about the midfielder, the Dutchman said: "City have given Foden his chance and he has shown he is unbelievable, that he is in the same category as Lionel Messi.

"He is not exactly like Messi as a player - no-one is - but with his stature, his height, his quickness - he is the same.

"He is a wonderful player and I've loved watching him."

What is Phil Foden's style of play?

A magician with the ball at his feet, Foden's first-touch is incredible and his ability to beat a defender with ease by using his trickery has resulted in him becoming a fan favourite at the Etihad.

Whilst not exceptionally quick over a long-distance, the attacking midfielder's short bursts of acceleration have allowed him to gain the upper hand on his opponents in recent months.

As well as being capable of providing a defence-splitting pass, Foden has made considerable strides in terms of his finishing and thus would be an asset to any team in Europe.

Taking this into consideration, City will be hoping that the academy graduate will be part of their plans for the foreseeable future.

How many goals has Phil Foden scored in his career?

Although Foden will be looking to improve his strike-rate in the coming years, he has still managed to score a respectable tally of goals in his career to date.

As well as netting 31 goals in 122 appearances, the attacking midfielder has also provided 22 assists for his team-mates.

At international level, Foden has made an encouraging start to life as an England player by scoring twice in six appearances.

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