PHIL FODEN is set to join Manchester City’s big-earners in a treble-your-money deal worth £200,000 a week.
And Etihad team-mate Rodri is also in for a hefty pay hike — with City now planning to accelerate contract talks to tie down two of their key figures.
Both players have two years left on current terms and there are no hiccups expected in either case.
England midfielder Foden, 22, had already verbally agreed a long-term stay but talks were put on the back-burner last year after his pal and trusted legal adviser Richard Green passed away.
Etihad bosses are now keen to reward the homegrown hero for becoming such a vital part of boss Pep Guardiola’s plans.
Foden — a lifelong City fan — currently earns £65,000 a week and has established himself as a Three Lions regular over the past two seasons.
Rodri was a £62.5million buy from Atletico Madrid in 2019, and has taken over from Fernandinho — who has returned to Brazil — as the main man at the base of City’s midfield.
The Spain star, 26, currently earns around £125,000 a week.
Negotiations in both cases are expected to be trouble-free and fresh terms concluded fairly swiftly.
City are paying new £51.4m striker Erling Haaland around £375,000 a week — but the champions do have wriggle room on their wage bill.
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The sale of Brazil star Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal and England winger Raheem Sterling’s move to Chelsea will save around £400,000 a week, which will more than cover the rises for Rodri and Foden.
City have agreed to sell Sterling to the Blues for £47.5m, with the 27-year-old having agreed terms.
They could also sell Nathan Ake to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea in talks over a deal to bring the Dutchman back to West London.