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Phil Foden set for Manchester City contract talks with next season’s plans for him in place – reports

Manchester City will sit down with Richard Green, the agent of wonderkid Phil Foden, over the next few weeks to discuss a new long-term contract, Paul Hirst of The Times reports.

This information follows up on a similar report from the Daily Star Sunday with news that City are planning to secure Foden’s long-term future, after he turned 18 yesterday.

Foden is currently under contract until 2020 on a deal that is thought to be worth up to £20,000-a-week including bonuses, and he can expect a pay rise with a new contract that will most likely run until the end of the 2023 season.

There is a desire on both sides to prolong the teenager’s stay at City, where he has spent much of his life being a boyhood Blue, and it is expected that there will be no complications.

Both parties have also agreed that Foden’s development will be best served under Guardiola, and he will not be loaned out next season. Pep is very strict about loaning players, demanding that any interested club play a similar style of football to City in order to aid the player’s development.

Guardiola has spoken very highly of Foden before and the youngster can expect more than the ten appearances he got last season, five of which came in the Premier League and meant he eventually received a winner’s medal.

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