Embarrassing claims of failed Phil Foden bid by Newcastle United
Newcastle United tried to sign Phil Foden in January.
That is, if you believe a new transfer ‘exclusive’ from the media.
Phil Foden looks a brilliant prospect, indeed an excellent player now, even if he is only 18.
He has made 18 first team appearances for Manchester City including seven starts.
In the Premier League, Phil Foden as made eight substitute appearances and been named on the PL bench 21 of 26 games so far, showing how highly Pep Guardiola rates him – considering the quality of his squad.
The transfer story though has all the worst ingredients, the fact the story is being ran outside a transfer window is bad enough.
However, the fact that the move just couldn’t even have happened, is even worse.
Salomon Rondon and Kenedy are already on loan at Newcastle and so they couldn’t have brought in a third Premier League/English loan such as Phil Foden, that is how they ended up having to look abroad for loans and try to bring in Jordan Lukaku, then Antonio Barreca when that loan deal fell through.
Although to give ‘credit’ to The Sun who ran the story/’exclusive’, the fact a move to Newcastle couldn’t even have happened, is probably trumped by their appalling headline (FOD JOB MAN…).
The ‘exclusive’ from The Sun:
‘FOD JOB MAN Man City reject Newcastle and Southampton interest to keep hold of Phil Foden
MANCHESTER CITY rejected loan interest from a number of Premier League clubs to keep hold of Phil Foden last month.
The 18-year-old is slowly breaking into the City first-team this season after coming through their academy.
He was wanted by Newcastle, Southampton and Bournemouth in January after signing a new deal in December until 2024.
But boss Pep Guardiola wanted to keep the England youth ace, with a view to giving him more opportunities in the cup competitions.
The attacking midfielder has also made eight appearances in the Premier League this campaign as City fight for another title.
He is seen as a star of the future, and Etihad chiefs want his to continue his progression under Guardiola’s guidance.’
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