Phil Foden signed a new three-year extension to his Manchester City contract on Friday to keep him at the club until the summer of 2027 and the player says gaffer, Pep Guardiola shaped him into the player he is today..
The 22-year-old emerged from City’s academy setup to become one of Guardiola’s most trusted players.
He has already won 11 trophies at club level – four Premier League titles, an FA Cup, four League Cups and two Community Shields – and has 18 senior international caps for England.
And Foden knows just what an impact the Catalan has had on him.
“Amazing,” he said when asked about Guardiola’s coaching style.
“Unbelievable, I think he’s made me 10 times the player I was. He’s improved all aspects of my game and I’m just thankful to have him here and I’m enjoying my football with him.”
Foden’s influence and impact across the last two campaigns saw him win the PFA Young Player of the Year and the Premier League Young Player of the Season two years running.
Having been at City since the age of nine, he says signing this new deal is “a dream come true”.
“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.