Phil Foden has signed a contract extension with Manchester City until 2027 and the club are confident he can become one of the best players in the world.
The City academy graduate is a key first-team player for Pep Guardiola, who has started him in all nine Premier League games this season, with the England international scoring in his last three games, including a hat-trick. against Manchester United.
Foden joined Man City’s youth system aged nine and has won the PFA Young Player of the Year award for the past two seasons.
The City attacker is a likely starter this Sunday when his team take on great rivals Liverpool, live on sky sports.
Foden 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,” he said.
“It is a dream come true.
“I’ve been a City fan all my life. I’ve trained here for so many years and I’ve even been a ball boy. I love this club so much so I know I’ll be a part of it until 2027.” it feels amazing
“I have improved a lot in recent years and I owe a lot of that to Pep and his team, who guide me every day on the training ground. Working with them gives me the best opportunity to improve even more and become the best. “. player that I can be.
“With the squad we have here, I feel like I can keep learning and winning trophies. Those are the two most important things to me.
“I want to thank every single person at City because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. To all the Academy managers I’ve worked with, all the players I’ve played with and everyone who works behind the scenes. It’s an honour. being able to be part of this football club”.
Director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are all very proud of Phil and what he has already achieved, but we know there is much more to come.
“His natural talent and ability are evident, but his hard work, professionalism and dedication make him truly special. He loves football more than anything and his desire to improve is truly incredible.”
“We feel like he can progress further and be even better than he is today. By signing this contract, he now has stability and can focus absolutely everything on becoming one of the best players in the world, which we believe he can be.”
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