Manchester City attacking duo Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden have both reportedly become close to returning to action after spells on the sidelines through injury.
Foden got a foot injury while playing for England in the Euro 2020. He has been absent in this year’s Premier League so far. The England international has also missed his nation’s latest round of fixtures. He concluded with a trip to Poland on Wednesday.
The Belgium international De Bruyne also sustained an injury at this summer’s European Championship of 2020. He limped off as Belgium defeated Portugal 1-0 in the round of 16. He was unable to shake the issues. The Belgium midfielder came on for the final minutes in the Citizens’ opening defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
According to Manchester Evening News, the pair returning to training this week. He could feature in the squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Leicester City.
Such news follows a positive update regarding centre-back Aymeric Laporte. He has substituted off at half time for Spain on Sunday. But is said no need to scan, with the change instead coming as a precaution with regards to muscle fatigue.
Will the inclusion of Phil Foden and Keven De Bruyne motive and boost the confidence of Manchester City?
Pep Guardiola says both Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden are set to return to full training at the City Football Academy this week, with a substitute appearance in this weekend’s game against Leicester City on the cards.
The Spainaired manager also mentioned before his side’s 5-0 demolition of Arsenal that the Belgian was ‘getting better. but wouldn’t be available until after the international break anyway.
Playing the likes of Leicester City, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool all in the space of a few weeks, the Citizens and their fans will want a fully fit squad to choose from with such a demanding schedule.
Having the back-to-back PFA Footballer of the Year available will provide a huge boost for Pep.
Despite an encouraging start to the season, having the 30-year-old available could be the difference in the upcoming crunch fixtures.
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