Deal between City and Leeds for Kalvin Phillips


The Manchester City is Pep Guardiola has reached an agreement with Leeds for the midfielder’s transfer English international Kalvin Phillips. This was reported this Friday by David Ornstein on The Athletic portal. The city is willing to pay 49 million euros for Phillips and 3.5 in variables.

Kalvin Phillips, 26, is City’s big target this summer market in terms of midfield. In fact, on a general level, once Erling Haaland signed from Borussia Dortmund, for the attack, the inclusion of a midfielder from Leeds (and also born in Leeds) is the next goal where the ‘citizen’ club focuses.


Leeds, on the other hand, who offered Phillips, one of their great stars, the renewal, have already resigned to the fact that the midfielder He leaves when the City’s interest becomes clear. The player is on vacation and his move to the Etihad club could be finalized next week.

Phillips, trained at Leeds academy, grew up heavily as a player under Marcelo Bielsa. The absence of the midfielder due to injury (from December to April) created many problems for the Elland Road team and the poor result led to the dismissal of the Argentine coach.

Phillips is ready to sign for City when the interest of the England champion emerged, it was not in vain that the English international’s dreams of playing in the Champions League and being owned by the City would solidify his presence in the selection for the World Cup. Phillips is one of the keys, in midfield alongside Declan Rice, who England were declared runner-up in Europe last year. He has a contract until 2024 in Leeds.

Leeds signed midfielder, Marc Roca, from Bayern, but, if Phillips ’departure is confirmed, he will include another player in the English international position, always according to said media. Tyler Adams (Leipzig) is one of the options. And City midfielder Darko Gyabi could join Leeds for 5.8 million euros. This operation is being discussed outside of Kalvin Phillips ’operation.

Source: La Verdad


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