Phil Foden has signed a five-and-a-half year contract extension with Manchester City that keeps him at the club until the summer of 2024.
Phil Foden has become a first-team squad regular for the champions this season under Pep Guardiola, with his latest appearance coming as an 84th-minute replacement in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Txiki Begiristain, the club’s sporting director, said: “We are delighted to have secured Phil for the next five-and-a-half years. He is an outstanding talent and he is Manchester City born and bred, so this is where he wants to play his football. Under Pep and with the players we have here around him, he is in the best place possible to develop as a player.”
‘I’m over the moon,’ Foden said. ‘I’ve been here since day one – I’ve grown up and seen a lot of new faces and people.
‘It’s a dream come true to sign a new contract.’
Foden has made 13 appearances for the Premier League champions, including coming on as a substitute during the weekend defeat by Chelsea.
Boss Guardiola said: ‘He’s 17-years-old, he’s a City player, he grew up in the academy, he loves the club, he’s a City fan and for us he’s a gift. He’s special.
‘I think Phil is ready [for England] and he’s ready for City because he’s here. If he wasn’t ready, he wouldn’t be here.
‘Phil is special, his work ethic is excellent, he will have a lot of minutes this season and after that Gareth [Southgate] has his own decision [to make].’