English Premiership

Guardiola: Foden will never be sold, not even for €500 million

2019-10-10 12:23
Phil Foden
Phil Foden (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City would never sell midfielder Phil Foden and would even reject a bid of €500 million.

Foden is highly rated by Guardiola but such is the amount of quality in the City squad, the midfielder struggles to get much of a look-in and has to play a bit-part role.

It has been suggested that Foden should go out on loan to get more regular action under his belt, especially if he wants to have a chance of getting into the England squad for the European Championship next summer.

Clubs were said to be interested during the last window although City and Foden turned them down as he was determined to stay and fight for his place at the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola has no interest in loaning him out and also has a warning for any clubs who think there may be an opportunity to lure him away on a permanent basis.

Foden is seen as the perfect replacement for David Silva when his time at the club is up and is the only player in the City squad the Spaniard would not consider selling.

Guardiola's comments have appeared in the latest serialisation of a book called 'Pep's City: The Making of a Superteam', and he is very clear with his thoughts on Foden.

"We didn't give Foden a new contract by accident," he said. "He is the only player that can't be sold under any circumstances - the only one. Not even for €500 million. Phil's going nowhere - Phil is City. We won't be signing anyone else for that position.

"When David Silva leaves, we know exactly who our new magician will be."

Foden will be hoping to establish himself sooner rather than later, but has also said he is willing to be patient because he knows his time will come.

- TeamTalk Media


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Saturday, 23 November 2019
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v Norwich City, Goodison Park 17:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Burnley, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Chelsea, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Sheffield United v Manchester United, Bramall Lane 18:30
Monday, 25 November 2019
Aston Villa v Newcastle United, Villa Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.