The Mirror has credited West Ham with interest in 18-year-old midfielder Foden and with a potential loan approach.
Vieira has spoken highly of City duo Foden and Nmecha while looking at the bright future of the England national football team, and his comments will encourage Leeds and West Ham fans.
Vieira wrote in The Times about England: “You have a good coach and a team that will keep improving because I know the talent is coming through.
“I saw it in my days with the development squads at Manchester City, young players such as Phil Foden and Lukas Nmecha, who have what it takes to make it to the top. So keep believing. There is more to come from England.”
Foden and Nmecha are hugely talented teenage footballers, and if Leeds and West Ham are able to secure their services on loans, then it would be great business for them.
However, City manager Pep Guardiola could well think that keeping the youngsters at the Citizens and monitoring their progress would be more beneficial than sending them out on loan.