Alarm bells are ringing at Man City.
With Phil Foden – aka the Stockport Iniesta – still refusing to commit to a new deal there are concerns he could leave to join Juventus for just £175,000 at the end of next season.
The Old Lady are frontrunners for the signature of the 18-year-old dubbed as the future of English football, whose contract runs out in 2020.
Foden has played for the Citizens since he was six-years-old but has never cemented a solid run in the first team.
If no deal is concluded Europe’s elite are aware that the youngster could be purchased for just £175,000 in development costs.
This has put the Italian champions on red-alert, as well as other elite European clubs like BVB and Paris Saint-Germain.
The England Under-17 World Cup winner has only played 47 minutes of Premier League football for the champions this term.
This is a stark contrast to his old friend and ex-City team-mate Jadon Sancho, who has featured regularly for the German giants and has been a star performer.
Sancho has had a stunning season, and his blistering form continued yesterday as he scored a brace in BVB’s draw with Hertha Berlin.
His form was rewarded with a first call up to the England set-up too as he made his senior debut against Croatia this month.
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