Manchester City starlet Phil Foden has admitted he is not looking forward to seeing playmaker David Silva leave the Etihad Stadium. Veteran Silva announced over the summer the coming season would be his last for City, taking his service at the club to 10 years.
Highly-rated Foden, 19, has seen his role gradually increased by manager Pep Guardiola over the past two seasons and that progression is likely to continue as the treble winners prepare for Silva’s departure.
But Foden is not yet considering what 33-year-old Silva’s exit might mean for him going forward. “It’s going to be a shame,” said Foden, who had his first run-out of pre-season in Wednesday’s friendly against Kitchee in Hong Kong.
“I’m not thinking about that too much because I don’t want it to happen. He’s here now, so let’s try and be happy. “He’s still a great player, you could see on Wednesday how sharp he is even at the age he is. He’s still a special player.”