“What A Coup That Would Be” Hartson Backs Celtic To Snap Up English Teenage Prodigy

“What A Coup That Would Be” Hartson Backs Celtic To Snap Up English Teenage Prodigy

Former Celtic striker John Hartson says he would love to see Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden join the Hoops on loan if a move was possible in the future.

The England Under 21 international has struggled for game time this season under manager Pep Guardiola, and Hartson is wondering whether Celtic could have the chance of snapping up the 19-year-old:

“I would pay Guardiola myself to get Foden on loan at Celtic. What a coup that would be for Celtic! Roberts was fantastic in his first year and it didn’t quite work out in the second year.”


“But Foden would be fantastic for the fans to watch. He’s one of the best young players out their right now No one told me about the Tiger, for now. I have no idea what the negotiation will be or what is the proposal (of the English club)”

Celtic do have a very good relationship with City. As Hartson mentions, the Scottish champions took Patrick Roberts on a two-year loan spell and have signed the likes of Olivier Ntcham and Dedryck Boyata from the English club in the past.

It must be said that the possibility of Foden moving to Celtic Park is quite low. Even if he was allowed to leave the Etihad on a temporary basis, there would be a large number of Premier League teams interested in taking him.

The Hoops can, though, offer European football and the opportunity of winning trophies so it would be interesting to see what happens in January if Foden is still not playing.