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Everton can finally replace Barkley by hijacking Borussia Dortmund’s move for Foden

Everton can finally replace Barkley by hijacking Borussia Dortmund’s move for Foden

At Manchester City, manager Pep Guardiola is blessed with a host of talented midfield and attacking options with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling being just two gifted individuals the Spaniard can call upon.

As a result, playing time for English youngster Phil Foden has been limited and the 18-year-old is now attracting interest from Germany.

The Breakdown

According to the Daily Mail, Borussia Dortmund are hoping to lure Foden to the Westfalenstadion with the England U21 international having just 18 months to run on his current contract.

And given the success Dortmund have had with another Manchester City English youth product in Jadon Sancho since he left the Etihad for Germany last year, it is not surprising to see the Bundesliga outfit target Foden.

Should Foden decide he wants to stay in England, though, one team who could be perfect for the 18-year-old is Everton — a team who could do with a midfielder of his profile going forward.

With Ross Barkley no longer at the club and Andre Gomes only at Goodison Park for the season, Marco Silva will lack a midfielder capable of carrying the ball and playing between the lines.

The addition of Foden, however, would fix that and is something Everton should strongly consider — especially if they fail to sign Gomes permanently.

Foden may, of course, opt to stay at the Etihad. But if not, he is a player the Toffees would be wise to pursue.

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