Man City to Offer Phil Foden Record Salary to Deter Real Madrid Interest

Man City to Offer Phil Foden Record Salary to Deter Real Madrid Interest

Manchester City are reportedly prepared to offer Phil Foden a new deal worth an eye-watering £375,000-a-week.

With Kevin De Bruyne’s campaign curtailed through injury, Foden stepped up as City’s main creative outlet last season, playing a starring role as Pep Guardiola’s side secured a record-breaking fourth consecutive league title.

The 24-year-old netted 19 Premier League goals and contributed eight assists en route to the sixth title of his extraordinary career and was named FWA Footballer of the Year for the first time.

In 2022, Foden committed his long-term future to his boyhood club by agreeing a five-year contract worth in excess of £200,000-a-week including bonuses.

However, amid interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, City are said to be prepared to offer a significantly improved new deal this summer.

Manchester City are reportedly set to offer Phil Foden a bumper new contract this summer

The deal is said to be worth upwards of £375,000-a-week and would make Foden the highest-paid British player ever

The deal is said to be worth upwards of £375,000-a-week and would make Foden the highest-paid British player ever

According to a report from The Sun, the club are prepared to reward his new form by giving him a contract that would put him on a level with the likes of De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.

The deal would reportedly see him through until his 30th birthday in 2030 and would make the England international the highest-paid British player of all time. 

Before embarking on yet another attempted title defence with City however, Foden is set to star for Gareth Southgate’s England at Euro 2024.

Speaking ahead of the Three Lions’ opener against Serbia on Sunday, he insisted that England’s cohesion as a team will be key if they are to end 58 years of hurt in Germany.

‘Look, as an example: a new manager comes into a team and there are new players.’ Foden told Mail Sport. 

‘Sometimes for that season it’s not going to work until they learn off each other. I feel that’s what the manager has been building with England. Building connections.

Such a deal would also bring the 24-year-old alongside City's highest earners, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland

Such a deal would also bring the 24-year-old alongside City’s highest earners, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland

‘Over the last few seasons we’re getting better as a team. Because you’re not there long, it takes a little bit more time. I see the team as very strong now and understanding each other a lot more.

‘Sometimes in those big games football is small margins. A big moment. A player can create something from nothing or something goes against you.

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