5 Manchester City Youngsters to Look Out For Next Season
During his career with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola has been credited for focusing on youth development. He gave many young players the chance to play with the senior squad and further develop their talent.
Now, as the manager of Manchester City, Guardiola seems to have little trust in the youngsters. Before this season had begun, the Spanish manager mentioned that the youth players will not have many opportunities to play in the first-team.
Guardiola went on to bring the title to the Etihad Stadium, playing senior players majority of the time and leaving some time for the youngsters to play in cup competitions. Next season, things could largely be the same, but that does not mean that the youngsters are not stepping up their game.
Here are five Manchester City youngsters that the football world should be looking out for.
#5 Phil Foden
The young midfielder will turn 18 this coming May and he has surprised many by playing in four Premier League matches with the first-team this season. In the short 35 minutes that he has spent on the pitch playing in England's top division, he has provided one assist.
Another amazing record that he has had this season is that in Premier League 2, he has netted five times and provided three assists for his team-mates. The English international is undoubtedly one of the best talents that England has.
The midfielder is able to control the ball well and has great confidence in his play. Not too long ago, Guardiola has praised him for his willingness to support the attack.
It seems likely that the club's manager is going to allow Foden to have more game-time with the senior players. The young player has been given the chance to showcase his energetic performances and creativity in the games that he has had so far.
The 17-year-old teenager had created history by becoming the youngest English player to play in a Champions League knockout match when he starred against FC Basel. On that particular night, he was singled out for his noteworthy performance as he displayed his superb technique on the ball and his marvelous skill in passing.