Phil Foden wants academy players to follow his path

Phil Foden is Manchester City’s most successful academy story.

The 22-year-old playmaker expects the academy players to follow his path to success who has already nine major trophies with the Cityzens.

He has made 169 appearances for the club and is expected to make a huge impact in Qatar World Cup 2022.

Foden expects more academy players besides Palmer, Delap and McAtee to break into the first team.

“You look around the first team now and there are definitely more players who have come through the ranks,” Foden noted.

“This season alone, we had Cole Palmer, James McAtee and Liam Delap in and around the first team and these guys are just three names that people will know.

“Having eight academy players line up against Wycombe at the start of the season was a big moment and there’s no reason why that can’t become a more regular thing over time. I’m sure [promoting more players to the first team] is the aim of the guys who work so hard in the academy.

“I know all the staff are working incredibly hard there to achieve exactly that. I’m sure there will be more and more players breaking through over the coming years from Manchester and across the world.”


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