Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Southgate Keeping Close Eye on Foden

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Southgate Keeping Close Eye on Foden

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GARETH Southgate confirmed Phil Foden is on his radar as he looks to build on England's World Cup success.

City's young midfielder has shone at youth level for the national team and Pep Guardiola promoted him to the firstteam squad last season rather than sending him out on loan.

However, the fact that he is yet to make an England squad while his former City team-mate Jadon Sancho, now shining in the Bundesliga with Dortmund, has already made his international debut has led to some questioning of City's cautious approach.

Southgate himself admitted earlier in the season he had attended a home game with Huddersfield at the Etihad thinking Foden could start, only to see him get just eight minutes.

"For years we've said, have we got creative players? …

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