Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted that neither he nor the club have any intention of sending Phil Foden out on loan in the January transfer window, insisting that the teenager has a bright career with them.
Foden started the game against Rotherham United in the third round of the FA Cup and opened the scoring for the team. However, the player is yet to start in a Premier League this season, with his eight appearances so far coming from the bench.
With the January transfer window usually the time to send out youngsters on a short term loan, Guardiola has insisted that he will not be letting Foden go to any other club.
“No way. No, impossible,” Guardiola said, according to Goal. “He is going to stay with us many, many years.
“Today Phil Foden was there and his movement was incredible. 90 minutes for his experience and self-confidence, but of course he must improve. He will learn in future and play better.”
The manager also spoke about Kyle Walker, who is another player that has seen his chances lessen over the past few weeks, with Guardiola choosing to play Danilo over the Englishman.
“I decided for Danilo [against Liverpool], he deserves to play. He played good at Southampton, today Kyle plays the best game of the season by far,” Guardiola said of his right-back selection dilemma.
“It was incredible the way he played. It’s difficult for me to choose, but I never give Danilo four or five games in a row.
“Sometimes I’m really unfair with many, many players and when I decided to play him against Southampton he did really well and that’s why he played against Liverpool.”