PHIL FODEN is set to join Manchester City’s big earners in a triple for your money deal worth £200,000 a week.
And his Etihad team-mate Rodri is also set to take a hefty pay rise – with City now planning to step up contract talks to tie up two of their key figures.
Both players have two more years under current conditions and no setbacks are expected in either case.
England midfielder Foden, 22, had previously verbally agreed to a long-term stay, but talks were put on hold last year following the death of his friend and trusted legal adviser Richard Green.
Etihad bosses are now keen to reward the home hero for becoming such a vital part of boss Pep Guardiola’s plans.
Foden – a lifelong City fan – currently earns £65,000 a week and has established himself as a regular for the Three Lions over the past two seasons.
Rodri was a £62.5m purchase from Atletico Madrid in 2019 and succeeded Fernandinho – who returned to Brazil – as the main man at the base of City’s midfield.
The Spanish star, 26, currently earns around £125,000 a week.
Negotiations in both cases should go smoothly and new terms agreed fairly quickly.
City are paying new £51.4million striker Erling Haaland around £375,000 a week – but the champions have some leeway on their wage bill.
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The sale of Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal and the transfer of England winger Raheem Sterling to Chelsea will save around £400,000 a week, which will more than cover Rodri and Foden’s increases.
City have agreed to sell Sterling to the Blues for £47.5million, with the 27-year-old agreeing terms.
They could also sell Nathan Ake to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea in talks over a deal to bring the Dutchman back to west London.