Phil Foden set to play new position for Man City next season

Phil Foden set to play new position for Man City next season

According to journalist Dean Jones on The Football Terrace, there are suggestions that Phil Foden might play in his preferred midfield position in the upcoming 2023/2024 season.

While discussing Manchester City‘s potential transfers during the summer, an interesting revelation came up regarding Pep Guardiola’s plan to utilize Foden in midfield.

Dean Jones says Phil Foden could play in midfield next season

Jordan Henderson has praised Phil Foden as an “incredible player,” and an intriguing aspect of Foden’s career progression is that he has mostly played out of his preferred position.

 Whether deployed on the flanks or as a false nine throughout the 2021/2022 season, the young player has yet to be given a consistent opportunity in central midfield. This has been partly due to the presence of midfield greats such as David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, and Bernardo Silva over the years.

However, Dean Jones has disclosed that there are indications of Phil Foden potentially filling Ilkay Gundogan’s role as an advanced left-sided midfielder in the upcoming season. This could present a new opportunity for Foden to showcase his skills in his desired position.

“Phil Foden is likely to have a position change. We’ve already seen him dropping deeper at times. Phil Foden was always expected to be a player that ended up further back and not in that front three line. I think we’ll see that a lot more next season.”

Despite Phil Foden’s impressive performances for Manchester City, there is a limit to his effectiveness when played as a winger, as his natural position has always been in midfield. However, the glimpses we have seen of him playing in the middle of the park have been truly outstanding.

Foden’s smooth dribbling, exceptional vision for passing, top-notch technical skills, and goal-scoring threat make him an ideal candidate to replace Ilkay Gundogan in midfield. 

If Foden is given the opportunity to play in his preferred position, one can only imagine the remarkable levels of performance we could witness from him. His immense talent suggests that he has the potential to reach even greater heights when deployed in the role that brings him the most joy.

Phil Foden set to play new position for Man City next season

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