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Phil Foden and ex-Man City academy starlet to receive England call-ups next week – report

Manchester City wonderkid Phil Foden and the one that got away, Jadon Sancho, will both be named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad next week, the Mirror reports.

Foden and Sancho, both 18, played together for City’s youth teams and it is reported they will receive their first call-ups at the same time for the September games against Switzerland and Spain.

England boss Southgate is said to have spoken to Pep Guardiola about Foden’s potential and development, while Sancho, who City lost to Borussia Dortmund last year for £8million, has gradually been working his way into BVB’s first team fold.

Foden wasn’t even named on the bench for City’s 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday but Pep Guardiola regards the teenager highly and has plans to increase his role in the star-studded City squad, little by little.

And despite his lack of game time for City, Southgate, like Pep, knows how good Foden could and should become and could award him his first senior cap for the Three Lions against Switzerland or Spain.

England play Spain in the new UEFA Nations League on Saturday 8 September at Wembley Stadium before taking on Switzerland at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Tuesday 11 September.

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