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Phil Foden set to sign new Manchester City contract

England international Phil Foden is on the cusp of signing a new contract with Manchester City, according to The Atletic’s David Ornstein.

The 22-year-old forward is set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal after a lengthy negotiation which stalled due to changes in his management.

Foden burst onto the scene in December 2017, making his Premier League debut in a 4–1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur before going on to register six goals and three assists in nine appearances.

The Englishman, who has been at Man City since the age of four, became the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the Champions League in a 7-0 thrashing of German outfit Schalke 04.

Foden’s future has never been in question, with talks over a new deal starting in the summer when Riyad Mahrez and Rodri were tied down to new contracts.

Reports claim that his contract extension could be announced as early as this week, with the Stockport-born forward set to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2027.

Alongside Erling Braut Haaland, Foden was a star performer in Sunday’s Manchester derby as he bagged his first Premier League hat-trick to sink Erik Ten Hag’s men and hand the Cityzens a resounding 6-3 victory.

He also crossed the 50-goal mark under Pep Guardiola at the weekend and now has six goals and four assists in 11 games across all competitions this season.

Foden, who made his debut for England against Iceland in 2020, has made 180 appearances for City, scoring an impressive 51 goals and 37 assists.

He has helped City win nine major trophies since breaking into the first team squad and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2021.

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