Manchester City may renegotiate terms with Phil Foden over a new contract as a consequence of their pursuit of Erling Haaland, a report has revealed.
It could be a big summer at the Etihad Stadium, where a priority task is to win the race for Borussia Dortmund forward Haaland. The Norway international is available for an inviting release clause and could be the missing piece of the puzzle for Pep Guardiola’s reigning English champions.
But to sign Haaland, City will need to invest heavily. Even a club with a track record of spending like them will have to go outside their wage structure to accommodate him.
The newspaper’s website claims that Manchester City will have to change the terms of a contract extension for Phil Foden if they do sign Haaland to a huge contract.
But rather than dropping the figures they have discussed to offset the Haaland cost, they are expected to improve their offer to Foden too.
Given he is a similar age to Haaland, it is believed his wages would be affected by the potential arrival of the striker. Even if he wouldn’t get £500,000-per-week himself, City could adjust for the better their proposed £150,000-per-week terms for Foden.
Phil Foden one of a few to potentially benefit
Likewise, the Star predict something similar could happen for Riyad Mahrez and Rodri. They are both in line to receive contract extensions too. Their current expiry dates are 2023 and 2024 respectively.
But Foden is the top priority for now, the report affirms. Whether they can tie up his contract before the summer or not remains to be seen.
His current deal is due to run until 2024. Therefore, City could do with renewing it to ensure he is part of their long-term future.