The rising star of Manchester City, Phil Foden, will be handed a new long-term contract when he turns 18 in May, Paul Hirst of The Times reports.
Foden, who has been with City since he was 9-years-old, has risen through every youth level of the club to become a first-team squad member, and has made 6 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side this campaign, including a full 90 minutes against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
The Mancunian midfielder is regarded as one of European football’s most promising talents and City are set to extend his current deal, which runs until 2020 and is said to be worth up to £20,000-a-week including bonuses, until the summer of 2023, securing his long-term future.
City believe Phil, nicknamed the ‘Stockport Iniesta’ by some fans, can be a regular in the first team, and the fact he is already getting minutes in one of the finest sides English football has seen in years at his age bodes well for his future.
Foden won his first trophy on Sunday when City lifted the Carabao Cup, appearing as a late substitute against Arsenal. And the wonderkid needs only three more appearances in the Premier League to be guaranteed a winner’s medal should City lift the trophy come the end of the season.