One of the most talented young English players of recent times, Phil Foden is already an established figure in the Premier League. Having stayed at Manchester City – rather than leave on loan – to learn under the guidance of one of the competition’s greatest ever creators in David Silva and one of its best managers in Pep Guardiola, Foden has more Premier League and Champions League experience than most his age.
After Silva’s departure for Real Sociedad at the end of 2019/20, Foden’s playing time has increased – and Guardiola is under no illusions about just how special a player he can become. “(England manager) Gareth Southgate has an incredible talent on his hands for the national team,” Guardiola said. “I’ve seen many players in my life – I have trained incredible, incredible players, and Phil will be one of them.”