Leeds United see Phil Foden loan hopes nosedive

Leeds United will not sign Manchester City star Phil Foden on loan this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who is seen as the long-term replacement for David Silva, has been linked to Elland Road since the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa.

Bielsa is an associate of City boss Pep Guardiola with Bielsa once described by Guardiola as “the best coach in the world” and there were hopes in Yorkshire Foden may become available for a loan move.

According to The72, Leeds United have got the opportunity to sign both Phil Foden and Juan Foyth if they want the pair.

The MEN however suggest that is not the case with Guardiola adamant Foden’s development will be overseen at The Etihad.

The report claims Foden, who is a guest of Nike at the World Cup, “is in line for a lucrative new five-year contract” and will not be loaned out this summer.

The England U19 star still has two years of his current contract to go but City aim to tie him down after losing his Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund last summer.


Guardiola promoted Foden to his first-team squad last summer and the youngster made his Premier League and Champions League debuts last season.

He made 10 first-team appearances last season and automatically qualified for a Champions League winner’s medal and his future looks bright under Guardiola, who continues to enforce his no loans rule.