Glenn Hoddle comments on Rangers-linked Phil Foden

TV Pundit and former Footballer

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have been linked with Manchester City’s Phil Foden.

General view outside the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.Ibrox Stadium of Rangers.

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


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.”

Phil Foden trains during an England U21's Media Access day at St Georges Park on September 02, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

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.

Phil Foden of England scores his teams second goal of the match during the UEFA European U21 2021 Championship Qualifier between England and Kosovo at KCOM Stadium on September 09, 2019 in...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch