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Report: Manchester City's Phil Foden to be handed six-year contract

Manchester City ace Phil Foden will be given a new six-year contract, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Despite having three years left on his current deal, the star is set to be handed a new one.

Talks over his new contract have been delayed since his agent died back in April.

Foden has been out with an injury since England’s Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy.

He was ruled out with a foot injury and has since missed pre-season and City’s opening three Premier League games.

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However, according to the publication, the 21-year-old will return to training before the clash against Leicester City.

The attacker, alongside Kevin de Bruyne, could feature on the substitutes’ bench.

Foden is the future of Manchester City

It has never been more clear just who is heir to De Bruyne’s throne.

Amid his imminent long-term contract, Foden is the future of Manchester City.

At 30, and with a raft of injuries under his belt, the Belgian’s time at the Etihad Stadium is coming to an end.

De Bruyne suffered four separate injury problems last season, and continued in a similar fashion this campaign, picking up an ankle issue.

It is clear he will not last much longer, and it’s a sad end to what has been a glittering career in the northwest.

But, in Foden, Pep Guardiola already has a ready-made replacement who can carry the Citizens for years to come.

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