Phil Foden signs new Man City deal until 2027 tripling his wages to more than £200,000-a-week as club express ‘pride’ and show England star’s rise through the academy
Phil Foden has signed a three-year contract extension with Manchester City, tripling his wages to over £200,000-a-week.
The 22-year-old has extended his stay at the Etihad until the summer of 2027, with the club expressing how ‘proud’ they are of the academy graduate.
Having been with the club since 2008 as a child, supporters are delighted to have their home-grown talent as one of the best young players in the world.
And the club paid homage to that with their announcement video featuring clips of a young Foden starring for underage groups for a club where he was also a mascot and a ball boy.
“It’s hard to put into words how happy I am to have signed this contract,” Foden said. “It’s a dream come true.
“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.
“With the squad we have here, I feel I can keep learning and winning trophies. Those are the two most important things to me.
“I want to thank every single person at City because without them I would not be where I am today. All the Academy coaches I worked with, all the players I’ve played with and everyone who works behind the scenes. It’s an honour to be part of this football club.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are all so proud of Phil and what he has achieved already – but we know there is so much more to come.
“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.
“We feel he can progress further and become even better than he is today. By signing this contract, he now has stability and can focus absolutely everything on becoming one of the best players in the world, which we feel he can be.”