Leeds United transfer targets: Who are Manchester City starlets Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz?

Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden
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Leeds United have been linked with Manchester City rising stars Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden.

The two teenage talents are being looked at by Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United for possible loan deals, according to the latest transfer reports.

Pep Guardiola is set to assess the players during pre-season training before making a decision about what to do with his youngsters in the transfer market.

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Here we round up everything you need to know about the transfer targets.

Who is Phil Foden?

Brahim Diaz. Photo: PA

Brahim Diaz. Photo: PA

Age: 18

Position: Midfielder

Current club: Manchester City

Previous clubs: Always at Manchester City. Has played for England U16, England U17, England U18 and England U19

Phil Foden. Photo: PA

Phil Foden. Photo: PA

Key Stats: 5 senior appearances. 34 England youth appearances, 14 goals

Debut: Manchester City v Feyenoord, came on in 75th minute for Yaya Toure and became the fourth youngest English player to play in the Champions League at 17 years and 177 days.

Key Honours: Premier League Winners Medal, 2017-18; Won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball in 2017.

What they say: “It’s dangerous to say good things about young players because they are still young, and they have to grow and learn many, many things. But we have a lot of confidence to help him because we believe he is a guy who has potential, even if he is not strong or tall, I think he has absolutely good potential to be helped, and that is what we do.” -- Pep Guardiola.

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Who is Brahim Diaz?

Age: 18 (19 on August 3)

Position: Attacking midfielder/winger

Current club: Manchester City

Previous clubs: Malaga (Spain). Has also played for Spain U17, Spain U19 and Spain U21

Key Stats: 5 Senior Manchester City appearances, 2017-18 season, 17 youth appearances for Spain, 4 goals.

Debut: Manchester City V Swansea, EFL Cup. Came on as a sub for Iheanacho.

ngest English player to play in the Champions League at 17 years and 177 days.

Key Honours: Premier League Winners Medal 2017-18