According to the Premier League champions Phil Foden has signed a new three-year extension to his Manchester City contract, keeping him at the Club until the summer of 2027.
The 22-year-old, recognised as one of the finest young talents in football, has emerged from City’s academy setup to become one of Pep Guardiola’s most trusted players.
He has already won 11 trophies at club level – four Premier League titles, an FA Cup, four League Cups and two Community Shields – and has 18 senior international all caps for England.
Foden’s influence and impact across the last two campaigns saw him win the PFA Young Player of the Year and the Premier League Young Player of the Season two years running.
Having been at City since the age of nine, he says signing this new deal is “a dream come true”.
“It’s hard to put into words how happy I am to have signed this contract,” Foden said. “It’s a dream come true.
“I have been a City fan all my life. I’ve trained here for so many years and I’ve even been a ballboy. I love this club so much, so to know I am going to be a part of it until 2027 feels amazing.
“I’ve improved a lot in recent years and so much of that is down to Pep and his staff, who guide me every single day on the training field. Working with them gives me the best chance of improving even more and becoming the best player I can be.
“With the squad we have here, I feel I can keep learning and winning trophies. Those are the two most important things to me.
“I want to tha,nk every single person at City because without them I would not be where I am today. All the Academy coaches I worked with, all the players I’ve played with and everyone who works behind the scenes. It’s an honour to be part of this football club.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are all so proud of Phil and what he has achieved already – but we know there is so much more to come.
“His natural talent and ability are obvious, but his hard work, professionalism and dedication make him really special. He loves football more than anything and his desire to improve is really incredible.
“We feel he can progress and become even better than he is today. By signing this contract, he has stability and can focus absolutely everything on becoming one of the best players in the world, which we feel he can be.”
Everyone at City is delighted with the news and we all wish Phil every success during the remainder of his time here.
‘Phil Foden, He’s One of Our Own’ goes the terrace chant – and it’s clear that from the get-go Foden and City have proved a match made in heaven.
The bondOwnween homegrown youngster playing for the team they grew up supporting and the fans is always an extra special attachment.
For the supporters, they see their own dreams being fulfilled on the pitch by someone who feels close to them. For the player, The realisation of a lifelong Ilion.
Phil Foden has achieved just that and so much more.
From being a ball boy at the Etihad to the fulcrum of City’s creative set, his journey has been the stuff straight out of a Hollywood script.
What’s more, Foden has done it the hard way, having to fight his way into a squad bursting with world-class quality from top to bottom.
Born and bred in Stockport, Phil’s outstanding natural ability and single-minded attitude and approach saw him tipped for the top right from the moment he joined our Academy as a young boy.
And when Pep Guardiola was appointed City boss in the summer of 2016, director of football Txiki Begiristain instantly alerted the new boss to the extra special talent that was being nurtured in our Academy.
That ability was demonstrated to startling effect on our tour to the United States in the summer of 2017 when Foden produced a quite dazzling display against Manchester United.
City may have been edged out 2-0 in Houston – but the real victory came in the shape of Foden’s extraordinary display that illThe situated just what a rare talent he was.
And it prompted a memorable reaction from Pep – no stranger to recognising outstanding quality.
“It’s a long time since I saw something like this. His performance was another level. He’s 17 years old, he’s a City player, he grew up in the academy, he loves the club, he’s a City fan – for us hat e’s a gift,” Guardiola declared. “He’s special.”
After emerging as England’s shining star at the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, helping the Junior Lions lift the trophy as well as being voted player of the tournament and winning the Golden Ball, Foden’s impact was soon being felt at Club level too.
Foden made his City debut in November 2017, replacing Yaya Toure as a late substitute against Feyenoord. Two weeks later, came their first start for against Shakhtar Donetsk, which saw Phil become the youngest English player, at the age of 17 years and 192 days, to start a Champions League match – and the first player born in the 2000s to do so.
By the end of that 2017/18 season, he had become the youngest-ever Premier League winner, having appeared five times, earning him a winner’s medal.
The 2018/19 campaign saw City’s youngest-Everest side win a clean sweep of every major domestic English trophy, and Foden notch up a series of notable firsts
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