Manchester City legend David Silva will leave the club at the end of the season, and many supporters think that Phil Foden is his heir apparent.
The England Under 21 international has produced the goods every time he has been called upon by manager Pep Guardiola but he has barely featured for the Citizens this season so far. This supporter delves into the numbers to assess whether Foden has what it takes to replace the Spanish magician:
There’s no doubt that Foden needs more game time if he is going to fill Silva’s shoes next campaign. So far, the 19-year-old has made just 20 appearances for City in the Premier League; only three of which were starts.
Even so, it has been enough to make the final 20-man shortlist for the European Golden Boy award, and he’ll only improve once he gets more starts. Whether Guardiola will begin starting him more often as the season goes, we shall have to wait and see.