England international and Manchester City forward/midfielder Phil Foden has signed a new contract with the club which will keep him with the Premier League champions until 2027.

The news, after weeks of speculation, was finally announced by the club.

Foden is the poster child of the City Football Group’s effort, having risen through the ranks of the club’s academy to now being an integral part of the club and the England setup. He is expected to lead the club when the likes of Kevin De Bruyne hang up their boots.

For City, a contract extension for Phil Foden was necessary to lock up with the 22-year-old, whose previous deal was set to expire at the end of the 2024 season, emerging as a vital player for manager Pep Guardiola in recent seasons, winning four league titles and one FA Cup in that span.

“It’s hard to put into words how happy I am… I have been a City fan all my life. I’ve trained here for so many years and I’ve even been a ballboy,” Foden told the club website.

“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.”

Foden has also been named the Premier League’s best young player for the last two years and has gotten off to a terrific start to the season aonce again having already racked up seven goals and three assists across all competitions this season.

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