Manchester City risk losing Phil Foden for pennies

first_imgJuventus have reportedly marked Manchester City prodigy Phil Foden as the next transfer target, hoping to take advantage of a contract flawThe highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder is considered one of the hottest prospects in European football following his stunning performance with England U-21.A product of Manchester City youth academy, Foden has come through the ranks at the Etihad Stadium, having already booked 9 Premier League appearances under Pep Guardiola.However, considering he is still only a teenager, the Bianconeri are looking to exploit his status, and take him away from Guardiola’s hands.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.According to The Mirror, Foden has a ‘miserable’ £175,000 release clause included in his contract, which would virtually take no effort from the reigning Serie A champions to acquire his services.In addition to Juventus, a few more international clubs are monitoring the situation.After losing Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund, the Citizens can’t afford another misjudgment, especially knowing how much the wealthy owners invested in the youth sector over the past few years.Therefore, Guardiola has to come up with an idea how to bind the prosperous youngster under massive pressure from abroad.last_img