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Man City 'planning record-breaking deal' for player that has never been done before

Man City 'planning record-breaking deal' for player that has never been done before

City are planning a huge deal.

Manchester City will reportedly offer Phil Foden a record-breaking contract to fend off interest from other clubs.

Foden had arguably his best season in a City shirt during the most recent campaign, scoring 19 goals and providing eight assists in the Premier League.

The midfielder is likely to start England's opening group stage game of Euro 2024 against Serbia - although may miss out on the number 10 spot due to Jude Bellingham's stunning form with Real Madrid.

It appears incomprehensible to see Foden playing for any other club in the near future, but earlier this year it was claimed that Real Madrid were interested in signing him.

That was according to Spanish outlet Defensa Central, who claimed that Real chief scout Juni Calafat was hoping to convince the 24-year-old to move to the Bernabeu this summer.

But Kylian Mbappe's move to Real appears to have put big deals on the backburner for now, with Real reportedly shifting attention towards a major move for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz for 2025.

However, according to The Sun, City still want to offer Foden a new contract to keep him at the Etihad Stadium for the long-term - and he is set to become the highest-paid English player in football history.

It is claimed that City will offer a deal worth £375,000 per week, which would put him on par with the salaries earned by team-mates Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne.

Man City and England star Phil Foden pictured (

But Foden will first focus on Euro 2024 with England before talks get underway.

Speaking to the Daily Mail ahead of the tournament, Foden said: "The players on the bench are just as good and the squad is one of the best I've seen for a long time.

"All of these players are in form. If we're going to win anything, you need these guys fighting for the shirt, coming off the bench making a difference.

"Over the last few seasons, we're [England] getting better as a team. Because you're not there long, it takes a little bit more time. I see the team as very strong now, and understanding each other a lot more."

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Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Phil Foden, Football, Real Madrid