Phil Foden has been offered a new six-year contract at Manchester City, with the club prepared to almost quadruple his current salary to keep him at the Etihad stadium,
The 21-year-old grew to become a key figure in Pep Guardiola’s side last season, winning the Premier League’s Young Player of the Season award for his displays.
Man City want to reward Foden for his development into a superstar for club and country by offering him a new contract at his boyhood club. And the Daily Star reports that the Citizens have tabled a six-year deal worth £150,000 a week, nearly four times his current £40,000-a-week salary.
The contract renewal would see him recognised as one of the most important players at the club, who have been busy tying down their stars to new deals in recent weeks. Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Ruben Dias and Ederson have all committed their long-term futures to Eastlands, securing the spine of the team for years to come.
And Foden’s signature would be another step in that direction for Man City, while they would be keeping one of the few homegrown talents in Manchester. The youngster has had to be patient to become a regular under Guardiola, but he flourished last season to solidify his place in the starting lineup.
He scored 16 goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions last year, while playing a vital role in their run to the Champions League final. Foden scored in both quarter-final legs against Borussia Dortmund, but ultimately fell short in the final defeat to Chelsea.
Foden is considered one of the biggest talents of English football, and Man City will want to make sure they warn off any interest from the rest of Europe by handing him the lucrative contract his performances merit.