Midfielder, Phil Foden has signed a new three-year contract extension to stay at Manchester City until June 2027.
Foden’s contract was set to expire in June 2024 but having enjoyed a bright start to the current season with seven goals in 13 appearances, he has now signed a three-year contract extension to stay at City until June 2027.
Having graduated through City’s Youth Academy and gained 11 trophies at senior level alongside 18 international caps for England, Foden described this contract extension as “a dream come true” whilst he found it “hard” to sum up his “happy” feelings about his latest contract.
Foden proceeded to reflect on his progress at the club and under manager, Pep Guardiola, Foden commented: “I have been a City fan all my life. I’ve trained here for so many years and I’ve even been a ballboy. I love this club so much, so to know I am going to be a part of it until 2027 feels amazing.
“I’ve improved a lot in recent years and so much of that is down to Pep and his staff, who guide me every single day on the training field. Working with them gives me the best chance of improving even more and becoming the best player I can be.”
Having already won four Premier League titles, plus four League Cup honours, two FA Community Shields and one FA Cup with City, Foden believes with his current teammates that he “can keep learning and winning trophies.”
Foden eventually paid thanks to “every single person” at the club who has played a role in his journey, from Academy coaches to teammates and everyone behind the scenes as he described playing for Man City as “an honour”.
Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain added that everyone at City are “proud” of Foden’s success but iterated that he is still capable of more achievements in coming seasons.
Explaining why Foden is a popular player at City, Begiristain said: “His natural talent and ability are obvious, but his hard work, professionalism and dedication make him really special. He loves football more than anything and his desire to improve is really incredible.”
Begiristain eventually concluded that this contract extension should provide Foden with “stability” and the opportunity to “focus absolutely everything on becoming one of the best players in the world, which we feel he can be.”
Since he made his senior debut in November 2017, Foden has scored 52 goals in 182 appearances for City.