Reports: Phil Foden closing in on new Manchester City deal
Reports have emerged this afternoon revealing that Phil Foden is close to signing a new contract at Manchester City – the 21-year-old enjoyed essentially what was his breakout campaign last season, winning the Premier League Young Player of the Season award and the PFA Young Player of the Year – helping the club to their third Premier League title in four years, their fourth successive Carabao Cup, and their first Champions League final. Last week, he joined four of his City colleagues in the 30-person 2021 Ballon d'Or nominations list.
Daniel Taylor and Rhodri Cannon of The Athletic report that the Premier League champions are moving to tie Phil Foden down to a new deal despite the player's current contract expiring in the summer of 2024. The Athletic detail that while a new contract is yet to be finalised as of this moment, there are not thought to be any big barriers in the way of an agreement.
We covered reports from the Manchester Evening News last month where Stuart Brennan reported that the England international was set for a bumper six-year contract – there was also a suggestion by the outlet that the deal could have been wrapped up in the week beginning the 6th of September, but this did not transpire.
Nevertheless, Foden looks likely to sign a new deal very soon, and while it was probably never in doubt, the news would provide a major boost as the Stockport-born City fan continues to come into his own, reaching elite levels of performance amongst Europe's best players, and delivering on the biggest of stages.
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