Newcastle United are thought to have failed in their attempts to bring one of England’s hottest prospects to the club in January.
According to a report by The Irish Sun, The Magpies made an offer to loan Manchester City’s Phil Foden.
Southampton and Bournemouth were also thought to have made the Premier League champions offers but were all turned down.
Pep Guardiola is understood to be keen on keeping the attacking midfielder at the club as he wants to keep an eye on his development and ease him into his own first-team plans with matches in the cup competitions.
Newcastle may have offered the attacking midfielder a fair chance of playing regular football for the club and he may have been able to play an important role for Rafa Benitez’s side.
Foden has emerged as one of the most exciting prospects in the English game and it would have been really intriguing to see how well he would have coped at a club like Newcastle.
However, that is all ifs and buts now, as he will look to continue to impress Guardiola and force his way into the reckoning even more into Manchester City’s first-team.
Newcastle did manage to bring Miguel Almiron in during the transfer window, so hopefully, their record-signing will make all the difference for The Magpies and will not make them wonder what could have been with Foden.
Newcastle fans – thoughts?