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Football: Is Phil Foden England’s Main Man For Years to Come?

The last English Premier League season served up lots of excitement from start to finish. There were plenty of ups and downs for a host of different clubs, as well as some great individual performances from specific players.In addition, it was great to see many young stars make their mark on some of the biggest matches. One player who definitely fits the bill in that regard is, of course, Manchester City’s Phil Foden.

A Big Impact

You only need to look at the sports betting odds for Euro 2020 to see how much of an impact that Foden has had in recent months. Additionally, at the time of writing, Foden has odds of 7/2 to win the best young player award, with other notable names including Mason Mount and Kai Havertz. The likes of Declan Rice, Ferran Torres, and Joao Felix are also featured in the listings.

It is perhaps understandable that a lot is expected of Foden. After all, earlier this month, he was named the PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2020/21 season. As the Manchester City site explains, the star became a crucial part of the side – scoring 16 goals and providing ten assists across the period. He also recently topped CIES Football Observatory’s list of estimated transfer values for big-5 league players. The data suggested that he has an approximate value of €190.2 million.

Bright Future

Foden is clearly enjoying plenty of success right now and one pundit has also revealed how he thinks the star could enjoy a long career. Talksport recently reported on a chat between Roy Keane and Micah Richards where Keane made reference to reports that Foden has a chef. He stated that the Manchester City player will benefit from “fuelling up properly” and added that he could still be playing at a high level at 37.

So, could Foden become the main man that England build around for many years to come? His impact on Euro 2020 may provide some clues on that front, but it is also worth bearing in mind that the country has a wealth of exciting young talent at present. The aforementioned Mason Mount may also have a strong influence on the future of the international side, while other important names might include Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham.

Standout Performer

However, while England might be endowed with an array of top young stars, it really seems like Phil Foden is a standout performer right now. He has been in great form across the season and is making a major impact for his club, scooping big trophies and awards in the process.

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect is the fact that he is still only 21, so many people will be keen to see how his career develops in the years ahead. At this point, few would bet against him reaching the very top.

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