One of the most talented young English players of recent times, Phil Foden is already an established Premier League star. Having stayed at Manchester City – rather than go out on loan – to learn under the guidance of one of the top flight’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 others his age.
With Silva leaving Manchester City at the end of the 2019/20 season, Foden’s playing time should increase – and Guardiola is under no illusions about just how special a player he can become. “I think that (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.”