Inter’s bid for Phil Foden revealed by Ex-Manchester City academy coach

Former Manchester City Academy coach Darren Bowman revealed that Inter expressed interest in signing Phil Foden while he was still in City's Youth Sector.

Inter Milan's Offer For Phil Foden
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Former Manchester City Academy coach Darren Bowman disclosed that Inter expressed interest in signing Phil Foden during his tenure at City’s Youth Sector. However, Foden, deeply rooted in his allegiance to City, was resolute about staying.

Bowman, who now serves as the academy director for Lee Man FC in the Hong Kong Premier League, shed light on Inter’s pursuit of Foden when the talented midfielder was yet to make his senior debut under Pep Guardiola.

He elaborated that Foden, despite not always being eligible to participate, frequently accompanied Man City’s youth teams to friendly tournaments across Europe to familiarize himself with different environments and traveling.

During one such tournament in Italy, Inter made an offer to purchase Foden. Bowman recalled the dialogue with TalkSport, stating, “We were in Italy, and they were asking, ‘How much do you want?’” However, Bowman emphasized the club’s commitment to retaining its top talent and ensuring their development within the club’s framework.

Phil Foden’s unwavering loyalty to Manchester City, rooted in his upbringing as a City fan and former ballboy, played a significant role in his decision to reject external offers. Despite his renown across the UK and Europe for his exceptional talent, Foden remained steadfast in his dedication to City, with no intention of seeking opportunities elsewhere.

Foden’s recent standout performance, marked by a remarkable goal against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, underscores his impact on the team. With 22 goals and 10 assists in 45 appearances this season, Foden’s contributions highlight his importance to Manchester City.

As his contract with the Premier League giants extends until June 2027, Foden’s future remains intertwined with the success of his beloved club.

Phil Foden

Philip Foden

Forwarder, Midfielder


Age: 24

171 cm

70 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 35 3 Missed
Minutes 2870 82.0 Avg
Goals 19 0.5 Avg
Assist 8 0.2 Avg
Attempt 89 2.5 Avg
Passes 1640 46.988.4% AvgSucc
Yellow 2 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 30 times for 2456 minutes for Premier League.

Phil Foden scored 14 goals for Manchester City. He procured 7 assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in Premier League. In the last match Manchester City drew 3-3 against Real Madrid. The next match in Premier League will be against Luton Town.

Manchester City performance and stats

Manchester City

Manager: Josep Guardiola
Rank 1st
Win 27
Draw 7
Loss 3
Goals 93-33
Diff 60

Manchester City is currently 3rd in the Premier League with 70 points.

In the last 31 games, it has won 21 times, drawn 7 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Manchester City won 2-4 against Crystal Palace.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 71 goals and conceding 31.​

Manchester City will play the next match in Premier League against Luton Town on Saturday 13th of April in Manchester. The prediction is Manchester City winning the match.​

Inter performance and stats


Manager: Simone Inzaghi
Rank 1st
Win 29
Draw 6
Loss 2
Goals 87-20
Diff 67
Rank 2nd
Win 3
Draw 3
Loss 0
Goals 8-5
Diff 3

Inter is currently 1st in the Serie A with 82 points.

In the last 31 games, it has won 26 times, drawn 4 times, and lost once. In its last match, Inter won 1-2 against Udinese.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 75 goals and conceding 15.​

Inter will play the next match in Serie A against Cagliari on Sunday 14th of April in Milano. The prediction is Inter winning the match.​