The 19-year-old was highly rated by the club but has followed winger Jadon Sancho out of the Etihad after the England worldwide left in the summer of 2017, going on to make a huge impact at Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that he "does not mind" that talented youngster Brahim Diaz has left his club - explaining that he doesn't want players "who do not want to stay here" to remain with the team.
City cut Liverpool's advantage at the top to four points with a win that was secured through goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane last Thursday night.
Earlier this season, in October, a young Gillingham team, made up mainly of players from the under-17s and 18s, played matches against Bournemouth and Southampton at Dean Court.
"We wish him all the best".
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"We don't want people who don't want to be here", said Guardiola. When this happens, you do the best for your opponents.
Foden is set to start the Burton clash with Guardiola having virtually a full squad to choose from.
Defender Benjamin Mendy has returned to training with the team and is expected to be fit in two or three weeks.
But he did dismiss suggestions that he asked the grass to be left long for the 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Never we manipulated it, always we try to put water (on the pitch) but it's not necessary here with the weather, it rains a lot.
"I never speak with the groundsmen..."
Goal line technology is also being used, a week after the Gills had a goal ruled out against Southend United which they felt had crossed the line. "I trust the groundsman, I never made a phone call to say do this to damage our opponents".
The Belgium worldwide has been with the Club since 2008 and has made 348 appearances to date and is City's most successful captain of all time.