It’s been long disputed over who is going to take up David Silva’s mantle after he departs the Etihad, with this season being his last for the club after a near-decade-long spell with the Sky Blues, but supporters already have one name in mind as to who should replace the legendary Spaniard.
Is Phil Foden David Silva's natural heir?
No, signings needed
Silva, who has been a key cog in Manchester City’s spell of unprecedented success, winning a combined four Premier League titles, four League Cups, three Community Shields and two FA Cups in his time, will leave at the end of this season after announcing it will be his last.
The 33-year-old has enjoyed a heroic spell which will undoubtedly cement his status as not just one of City’s best midfielders, but also one of the Premier League’s, with supporters identifying who should have the impossible task of replicating his influence.
Phil Foden is the name on Pep Guardiola’s lips when talking about Silva’s successor, with these supporters on Twitter quickly shutting down transfer talk in regards to his position and insisting the young Englishman is up to the task.
Here’s what they had to say.
What happened to the next great thing Phil Foden being Silva’s heir to the throne?
— 🃏 (@gmxnu) December 1, 2019
Foden is surely D.Silva’s successor
— Michael watts (@mikewatts0610) December 1, 2019
— 🖐🏼☝🏼 (@ftblmike_) December 1, 2019
Midfield successor to David Silva? pic.twitter.com/lD5UsSfGTn
— Kundan (@kundan22_) December 1, 2019
Firstly we have a replacement for silva already called foden. Secondly why would we need a RB? We have 2 solid RBs currently. Not a problem position for us.
— King Mouse 🐭 (@MouseKingSteven) December 1, 2019
We already have a midfield successor to David Silva named Phil Foden. Ever heard of him?
— sen (@hanardleonsen) December 1, 2019
We have a replacement for Silva – he’s called the Stockport Iniesta @PhilFoden
— Tom Daniel (@tom_danielmcfc) December 1, 2019
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