Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Manchester City’s Phil Foden.
According to The Mirror (print edition, page 73, September 1, 2019), Rangers wanted to sign Phil Foden on loan from Manchester City (click here to read more).
The report has claimed that Rangers made a loan bid for the 19-year-old midfielder, but defending Premier League champions City turned it down.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has since denied making a loan offer for the England Under-21 international, as quoted in Goal.com.
With Foden struggling for playing time at the moment, rumours regarding a loan move for the midfielder will probably pop up again soon.
Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has suggested that Foden should go out on loan and play regular first-team competitive football.
Hoddle has also spoken highly of the youngster, saying that he is the “real deal”.
Hoddle said on BT Sport: “I believe, personally, that this kid is the real deal. And if you are the real deal, it’s no good David Silva quitting next year, and then the manager saying, ‘Actually, you don’t have enough experience’. For me, he has got to go on loan, he has to go on loan.”
Loan move in January?
Foden played just 330 minutes in the Premier League last season and has got only 10 minutes of playing time in the league so far this campaign, according to WhoScored.
A loan move in January to a club where he can play regularly does make sense, but then again, if he stays at City, then he will get to work under the legendary Pep Guardiola and will also learn a lot from the world-class players around him.