Manchester City have offered a six-year contract, worth £150,000 a week, to attacking midfielder Phil Foden, according to reports in the UK.
The 21-year-old’s current deal still has just under three years left to run but the Citizens feel he deserves a sizeable increase on the £40,000 a week he is currently earning.
Unsurprisingly, fans on Twitter are very much behind the plans to hand Foden a new contract, with many wanting him to stay at the Etihad for the rest of his professional career:
worth every penny and more
— Victor (@_victorjorge) September 4, 2021
give our boy a lifetime contract!
— Luca$ (@kunaguerx) September 4, 2021
Well deserved maybe even up it to 180k
— Try Hard Stopper (@StopperTry) September 4, 2021
— ?_?_?_?_?_? (@singh___18) September 4, 2021
best news all week
— lasr (@lasr4721) September 4, 2021
Give him a 10 year contract instead
— jack (@jackMCFC98) September 4, 2021
15 year contract
— JWT¹⁷ (@MCFCJW) September 4, 2021
can see him staying at city his whole career tbh?
— gabeknowsball (@gabeglynn88) September 4, 2021
— Arnav (@King_Kevin100) September 4, 2021
After scoring 16 goals and providing 10 assists in 50 appearances for City last season, Foden has now firmly established himself as a regular starter under manager Pep Guardiola.
The England international has not featured for his club this campaign, due to an ankle problem he picked up playing for his country at Euro 2020 but, when he returns to action later this month, he will undoubtedly have a key role to play in the team.