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Phil Foden thought to be on verge of signing a new Man City contract as Michael Owen tips midfielder to reach Mbappe levels

Phil Foden thought to be on verge of signing a new Man City contract as Michael Owen tips midfielder to reach Mbappe levels

Foden set for new Man City contract

The 2020/21 season has seen Phil Foden truly cement himself on the world stage.

The 20-year-old has always possessed obvious talent, but it was not until the current campaign that Pep Guardiola began to hand Foden consistent starts on the biggest stage.

Now, though, the versatile midfielder has established himself as an absolutely essential cog in Guardiola’s attack, having, of late, taken Raheem Sterling’s spot in the Sky Blues’ XI.

So far, Foden has notched 14 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this term, whilst having put in some starring displays well beyond his years against teams such as Borussia Dortmund and PSG.

Phil Foden thought to be on verge of signing a new Man City contract as Michael Owen tips midfielder to reach Mbappe levels

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates with Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kevin De Bruyne after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad Stadium on May 04, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

And now, reports stemming from England suggest that Foden could be in line for a new Manchester City contract.

The youngster is currently tied down at the Etihad until 2024.

However, a report from the Daily Mail claims that Foden is thought to be on the verge of signing a new contract, to take him into the six-figures-a-week bracket.

Few other details are provided, but, given his recent form, it is easy to see why the Manchester powerhouse are keen to agree new terms with Foden.

Owen praises Foden

Elsewhere, Michael Owen has been singing the praises of both Foden and Chelsea’s Mason Mount.

The ex-Liverpool hitman is predicting an exciting summer for the young pair with England.

Perhaps most interestingly, though, Owen voiced his opinion that Foden, in particular, could soon reach the level of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland:

“So exciting for the summer with England. I think Mason Mount and Phil Foden could be two of the best players in the world in the future, I think they’re that good.

“It’s so exciting to watch their progress. I honestly think they’re going to get there (up there with Mbappe and Haaland), certainly Foden.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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