Manchester City is shielding its most valuable player. Phil Foden will ensure the best years of his career at the Etihad with a new contract that will come with a significant salary increase to match his performance on the field. The Englishman has reportedly agreed a renewal until 2027, as advanced by the 'Daily Mail', and the deal is expected to be announced in the coming days.
Foden will remain Pep Guardiola's main man for many years to come. The young academy player has become one of the most important players in the squad and his growth could be even greater in the coming years. That is why the Etihad offices want to ensure that he is satisfied with his salary, which was currently at £30,000 per week, far from the best paid in the squad.
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With this new deal, the England international will be paid four times his current salary, making him one of the highest paid youngsters on the planet. Negotiations were accelerated after the sales of Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling were confirmed, two transfers that left a good sum for the club and will allow them to make an investment for its most coveted player.
Riyad Mahrez, another of Guardiola's most trusted players, also renewed his contract until 2025. Foden's contract was due to expire in 2024 and the ‘Cityzens' were well aware that his renewal was an absolute priority, even more so than any signing that may arrive before the close of the market.
Foden rose to stardom under Guardiola
The English midfielder took a clear step forward in his second season as an undisputed starter, and he put the team on his back in moments of difficulty. Last season he scored 14 goals and provided 11 assists in 46 appearances, his second best record since he became a Manchester City player.
With this renewal and at the age of 22, Foden will have an exciting road ahead of him to become the leader of Guardiola's project and continue to vindicate his role with Southgate in the England national team.