Stuart Pearce comments on Rangers-linked Phil Foden

Stuart Pearce of West Ham United comes out prior to training at Rush Green on January 11, 2018 in Romford, England.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers were linked with Manchester City’s Phil Foden this summer.

General view outside the stadium  during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.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 in the summer trasnfer window (click here to read more).

It was claimed that Rangers made a loan bid for the 19-year-old midfielder, but defending Premier League champions City rejected it.


Rangers manager Steven Gerrard later denied making a loan offer for the England Under-21 international midfielder, as quoted in


With Foden struggling for playing time for City at the moment, one should not be surprised if the English youngster is linked again with loan moves in the January transfer window.

Former City defender and manager Pearce has suggested that Foden should go out on loan in January.

Pearce said about Foden on The Debate show on Sky Sports Premier League (10:49pm, Wednesday, October 9, 2019): “I think come January this boy needs to go out and play some football. He is not playing in the first team at Man City.”

Phil Foden of England U21S trains during an England U21s Media Access day at St Georges Park on October 07, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Loan move to Rangers in January?

Foden is a hugely talented footballer, and a loan move to Rangers in the January transfer window would be brilliant for the Gers.

The 19-year-old would add more creativity to the Rangers midfield, and would enhance the Gers’ chances of winning the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Nottingham Forest legend and Sky Sports presenter Stuart Pearce during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United at City Ground on August 29, 2018...

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