Date: 26th September 2022 at 1:45pm
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England face Germany on Monday evening, hoping to put an end to their abysmal run of form this year.

The Three Lions have lost three of their last five matches and are without a win since March, but the game against Germany at Wembley is Gareth Southgate’s last chance to see his side in action before the World Cup kicks off in November.

Southgate has dropped Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fikayo Tomori from the squad to face Germany, while Jack Grealish is suspended and will therefore also miss out.

One player that looks set to start, though, is his Manchester City teammate Phil Foden.

The City man started on the right of England’s front three for their defeat to Italy on Friday, and could occupy the same position on Monday evening.

Despite his glittering form for The Citizens, Foden hasn’t been able to replicate his club output at international level so far.

The 22-year-old has scored just twice in 16 appearances for The Three Lions, compared to his tally of 48 goals in 179 appearances at club level.

That form has seen him become a key player for Pep Guardiola’s side, and the youngster is now set to be rewarded with a lucrative new deal.

Foden is in line for a huge pay rise

According to Football Insider, City have reached an agreement in principle with the attacking midfielder that will see him net a staggering £250,000-per-week.

The report claims that the new contract will mark a significant increase in Foden’s salary, moving him closer to the club’s top earners.

Over the course of the proposed six-year deal, Foden will earn around £78 million.

Foden made his City debut back in 2017 having progressed from the club’s academy, and he has since made more than 175 appearances for his boyhood club.

As well as netting 48 goals, he has also registered 35 assists for the club and has become a regular for both City and England.

Despite only being 22, he already has four Premier League titles to his name, as well as four League Cup triumphs and an FA Cup medal.

This term, the midfielder has scored three goals and provided two assists in 10 games across all competitions.

It is claimed that, while an agreement has been agreed, it has not yet been finalised, hence the lack of an official announcement.

City have no doubts that the contract will be signed, though.

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