"Phil Foden Can Be Good Enough To Win The Ballon d’Or"
The 20-year-old is currently enjoying a breakout season at the Etihad and impressed in Sunday's 4-1 win over Liverpool.
Former City striker Trevor Sinclair is incredibly excited by the midfielder and he thinks he'll be up there as one of the best.
He told talkSPORT: "I actually believe he can be [good enough to win the Ballon d'Or] if he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps working tirelessly as he is.
"Phil Foden can be good enough to go on and win the Ballon d'Or."- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 12, 2021
:clap: "He's in the conversation for Young POTY, possibly even Player of the Year."@Trevor8Sinclair says #MCFC's Phil Foden could go on to be the greatest player in world football one day. pic.twitter.com/X2Aap1qlAo
"I think he's already in the conversation for Young Player of the Year in the Premier League and possibly even overall Player of the Year he's been that good and that consistent.
"I don't think a lot of people realise how quick he is as well. Not just when sprinting but moving with the ball and his unbelievable balance on both sides."
Foden has five goals and three assists in 17 league appearances this season and manager Pep Guardiola is impressed.
Sinclair continued: "I think Pep has come out and said many times he's got an eye for goal, he's seen that potential in him.
"Listen, he's 20-year-old and we're talking about him being a candidate for the Ballon d'Or, it speaks volumes of the boy."
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City cult hero Shaun Goater also thinks the Stockport native can challenge for world football's elite awards.
"I say it every time, in the next five years he's challenging for the Ballon d'Or," Goater said on the We're Not Really Here podcast. "He affects games every time he plays.
"I like Phil when he's central, his dribbling qualities come to the fore. When he's wide he plays the role for the team and keeps that width. He pirouettes, dribbles and does all sorts.
"Look at the Liverpool game. Andy Robertson is a brilliant defender, but Foden gets beyond him before he can change his feet.
Alisson's two errors :grimacing:- Goal (@goal) February 8, 2021
Gundogan's double :fire:
Foden's masterclass :sparkles:
Manchester City hit four past champions Liverpool at Anfield :hushed:pic.twitter.com/yOI1jPVNWF
"That is quick in how he's shifted it and the power he's hit it with, the keeper had no chance.
"Him seeing everything from a little lad walking out when he was a mascot, I'm seeing a kid who's confident.
"He's playing with world class players, it ticks all the boxes, this club - this is the direction it wants to go in."
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