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Pep Guardiola Hails City Youngster As Most Talented Player He's Ever Seen

Pep Guardiola Hails City Youngster As Most Talented Player He's Ever Seen
By Gary Connaughton
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Somewhat lost in the abundance of talent at The Etihad, it is easy to forget that Manchester City have perhaps the brightest young talent in English football on their books.

Only recently turned 19-years old, Phil Foden finally started to make a first team breakthrough at Manchester City last season. Many thought it would prove impossible for the youngster, but his talent ultimately shun through.


He has long been pegged as the next great English player, a tag so many have failed to live up to. However, the early signs are good with Foden. Getting into that Manchester City squad is no easy feat, and he is there on merit.

Pep Guardiola certainly believes in him. Speaking at a press conference earlier today, he paid the youngster the highest comment possible.

Phil is the most, most, most talented player I have ever seen in my career in football as a player and a manager.

I said it many times in press conferences - but maybe not in front of him. He has everything to become one of the best players, not just in England.

His only problem is sometimes his manager doesn’t put him in starting 11, so hopefully in the future he can improve.

He deserves all the minutes, but with his competitors it isn't easy.

He is open-minded and works incredibly hard in every training session and he knows how much I appreciate him.

He knows I am here to help him as much as possible to become better and I am pretty sure both of us will get it.

After making 36 appearances for City last season (most of them from the bench), Foden will hope to make an even bigger impact in the upcoming campaign.

If he can bring his game to the next level, it will be yet another weapon for the Manchester City juggernaut.

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