X

Saturday 16
November

Manchester City

Former City boss urges Foden to leave on loan

13th October 2019, 19:23 by Tom Hill

Former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has urged midfielder Phil Foden to save his career and leave the club on loan.

The 19-year-old has been labelled one of England’s future stars, but he has struggled to break into the City first-team since Pep Guardiola took charge.

Foden hit the headlines in 2017 when he won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball as he helped the young Three Lions lift the trophy. In December that year, he was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, but his career has yet to really take off.

The playmaker has made over 30 appearances for the Citizens and became the youngest recipient of a Premier League winners’ medal. He also became the youngest-ever goalscorer in the Champions League, and he is also the youngest Englishman to start and score in the knockout stages of the competition.

City coach Guardiola has often praised him for his ability, and he claimed last week that he will be David Silva’s replacement when he leaves at the end of the current campaign.

Despite the praise, Foden has only made one appearance this season and Pearce has urged him to leave the club in January.

He told Talksport: “In January, he (Foden) really needs to look at where he is at the moment.

“Game time is absolutely vital for a player of his age. He’s coming to that age where he needs to play some games. I think six months out on loan if he hasn’t broken into the team, would do him the world of good.

“Guardiola loves the kid to bits, but the bottom line is, you’ve got to play.”

The likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva are currently blocking Foden’s path into the first team, but his chance may come in the winter months. City will soon be competing in the Carabao Cup, Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League and Guardiola will need to use all of his squad as he tries to win Europe’s biggest competition.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

More Manchester City

Manchester City

Southgate backs Foden for England Euro 2020 spot

16th November 2019, 16:41

Manchester City starlet Phil Foden has been backed by England boss Gareth Southgate to force his way into his squad for the Euro 2020 finals.

Manchester City

Aguero gives City nudge over successor

15th November 2019, 10:38

Sergio Aguero has flagged up Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as his potential successor, according to sources inside the Etihad.

Manchester City

Sterling will return for England on Sunday says Southgate

14th November 2019, 16:50

England boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed he will recall Raheem Sterling for the Euro2020 qualifier in Kosovo on Sunday.

Manchester City

Moving to City has made me a better player – Rodri

14th November 2019, 16:06

Manchester City midfielder Rodri says his summer switch to the club has helped him develop as a player.

Manchester City

Turkish giants target Silva

14th November 2019, 11:26

David Silva intends to return to Spain next year to play, despite reports Galatasaray are ready to offer the veteran midfielder a huge salary.

Manchester City

Bernardo gets one-game ban for ‘offensive’ tweet

13th November 2019, 16:53

Bernardo Silva has been given a one-match ban and fined £50,000 for a tweet deemed to be racially offensive about Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

Recent Sport Headlines

Tennis

Thiem continues London run

16th November 2019, 22:19

Dominic Thiem overcame Alexander Zverev 7-5 6-3 to book his spot in the final of the ATP Finals for the first time.

Formula 1

Verstappen secures Brazil pole

16th November 2019, 19:17

Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start from pole at the Brazilian GP after coming out on top in Saturday's Interlagos qualifying.

Cardiff City

Harris looks a good fit for Cardiff City post

16th November 2019, 18:47

Neil Harris looks like being a shrewd appointment by Cardiff City after he was drafted into replace the outgoing Neil Warnock at the Championship outfit.

Aston Villa

Villa to stand firm over McGinn’s future

16th November 2019, 18:47

Aston Villa will dig in and command a fee of up to £50million if they are to offload influential midfielder John McGinn in January, according to reports.

Tennis

Berdych confirms retirement

16th November 2019, 18:09

Former world number four Tomas Berdych has announced his retirement from tennis after 17 years in the game.

Inter Milan

Lukaku made exit decision in March

16th November 2019, 17:55

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has revealed he made up his mind that he would be leaving Manchester United before the end of last season.

Everton

Walcott reveals Everton first-team target

16th November 2019, 17:55

Theo Walcott is determined to stay in Everton boss Marco Silva's first-team plans this season and help the side climb up the Premier League table.

Tennis

Tsitsipas derails Fed Express in London

16th November 2019, 17:05

Stefanos Tsitsipas moved into the final of the ATP Finals in London on Saturday after beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-4.