BT Sport pundit Michael Owen has made the rather bold claim that Manchester City youngster Phil Foden has a similar playing style to Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.
More specifically, Owen praised the way Foden runs with the ball as though it’s on a string, always looking like he has it under his complete control.
"It's like the ball is on a string for him, he doesn't even have to look at it."
"He was born to be with the ball!" ?
Michael Owen draws comparisons between Phil Foden and Zinedine Zidane… pic.twitter.com/f9AFeIWDae
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Foden has had a few chances in City’s first-team this season despite fierce competition, and he’s also shone for England’s Under-21s.
Zidane or not, the 18-year-old certainly looks like he has a bright future in the game.