Guardiola: 'Incredibly talented' Foden won't be going out on loan

Guardiola: 'Incredibly talented' Foden won't be going out on loan

The youngster opened his Champions League account in a dazzling cameo against Schalke and the 18-year-old will continue to learn in Manchester


Pep Guardiola insists there is no chance of Manchester City youngster Phil Foden being sent out on loan to gain more first-team experience.

Foden produced an eye-catching cameo in City's 7-0 Champions League demolition of Schalke on Tuesday, scoring his first goal in Europe's premier club competition in the process.

The 18-year-old midfielder has six in all competitions this season but is yet to start a Premier League game amid a squad stacked with talent in the creative midfield positions.

Nevertheless, Guardiola is unequivocal in his view that the England Under-21 international is in the best place for his development.

"The people say he doesn't play too much. He is 18 years old and he has played a lot of minutes," he said.

"The people say he should be on loan; Phil Foden will not be on loan. All the time he is here he will be close to me because he is an incredibly talented player.

"He is with us. Congratulations [to him], because the minutes he played he did really well."

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