Earlier this month, Phil Foden became the youngest player ever to win a Premier League winners’ medal.
At just 17 years and 350 days, the gifted midfielder picked up the medal after coming on for the last eight minutes against Southampton on the final day of the season.
Football fans felt sorry for the Manchester City youngster after Pep Guardiola failed to bring him off the bench against Huddersfield Town back on May 6.
Foden would have claimed his winners’ medal during the post-match trophy ceremony at the Etihad Stadium on that day had he came on for his fifth Premier League appearance of the season.
However, Guardiola left him on the bench during the 0-0 draw and it felt unnecessarily mean-spirited from the revered Catalan coach, considering the title had already been wrapped up.
Although Foden has made 10 appearances in all competitions for City this season, it’s a shame we haven’t seen him play more in the Premier League this term.
We all saw what a huge talent he is at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup last year, where he won the Golden Ball award, and Guardiola has made no secret of his admiration for the teenager over the past 12 months.
PL club are interested in signing Foden this summer
But because he’s so young and competition for first-team places is so fierce at City, it was inevitable that his game-time would be limited this season.
That could all change next season, however, after it emerged that one Premier League club are interested in signing the Stockport-born playmaker on loan.
Manuel Pellegrini will know all about Foden from his three-year spell as City’s manager and the Chilean coach is interested in bringing him to his new club West Ham this summer.
This is according to the Mirror, who understand that Pellegrini could opt to sign Foden on loan rather than 35-year-old Yaya Toure.
Major coup if it happens
The loan signing of Foden would certainly be a coup for West Ham, who endured a difficult season this term.
The England Under-19 international is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the country - if not *the* best young player in the country - and he possesses technical qualities that could allow him to develop into a future superstar.
West Ham could do with a sprinkling of stardust at the London Stadium.
And Foden could be just the kid to provide it.
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