Man City offer to nearly quadruple Phil Fodens wages with mega contract
Manchester City star Phil Foden is being offered a new long-term deal at the Etihad – and a bumper pay rise.
A six-year contract, worth £150,000-a-week, is on the table for the England midfielder as a reward for his superb breakthrough year with both club and country, off the back of Euro 2020.
The Premier League champions are keen to bring Foden, currently on £40,000-a-week, into line with a host of other City stars to pen major contract extensions.
Skipper Kevin de Bruyne, Brazilian keeper Ederson and central defenders Ruben Dias and John Stones have all agreed new terms in recent weeks.
Now Foden, 21, who has missed the start of the new season with a foot injury picked up at the Euros, will add his name to that group with a mega nearly quadruple-his-money deal.
And another at the Etihad expected to commit his future soon is reserve keeper Zack Steffen.
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Boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the American international, 26, who is in talks over an improved four-year deal.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s new Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez ended up at Stamford Bridge – after City snubbed the chance to sign him.
Niguez, 25, joined Thomas Tuchel’s men on a season’s loan from Atletico Madrid just before last week’s transfer deadline.
And Champions League holders Chelsea also have an option to make that a permanent £30million switch next summer.
But that deal only came about after Atletico had tried – and failed – to flog him to City as part of a cash-plus-player swoop for Bernardo Silva.
City rejected that bid as they wanted £40m outright for Portuguese winger Silva – while Guardiola had no interest in adding Niguez to his squad.
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