Phil Foden is one Man City player who’s future is a hot topic. TalkSport has explained how Stuart Pearce has now had his say on the matter.
Foden is a highly rated player by fans and pundits. However, all have been fighting his corner and stating that he should be given more playing time.
After he came back from injury and illness, he got a start against Preston in the Carabao Cup. Despite that being what fans wanted, it caused fans to argue that the youngster was ‘more than just a Carabao Cup player.’
Therefore, there is now a debate amongst fans and football pundits regarding Phil’s future. Most think he will benefit from some time away from the Etihad. A loan spell is something that people want him to consider.
However, he has committed his time to the Manchester side as it was his childhood dream to play for the blues. Now ex-Man City boss, Stuart Pierce, has had his say…
He has weighed in on the situation and explained that a player of Phil’s age will benefit most from game time.
That is something he isn’t getting at the Etihad. Pearce claims that a loan spell in January will do him the ‘world of good.’
He acknowledges that Pep Guardiola sings Phil Foden’s praises often, however, he agrees with fans that experience is needed.
The current Man City Captain, David Silva will be departing the blues at the end of the season. This will leave a space in the midfield that needs to be filled.
It is looking likely that Foden will be the man who has to step up. In my opinion, the youngster needs game time before being chucked into the Premier League week in, week out.
Training with a team of Pep Guardiola’s standard is completely different to actually playing with them weekly against an opposition. Whether Foden gets more games this season or does consider a loan spell, I think it’s vital towards his career and preparation going forward.