Manchester City Agree £42M Deal To Sign Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips

The England international is heading to Manchester
18:05, 24 Jun 2022

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions Manchester City have made a significant breakthrough in their attempts to sign England international Kalvin Phillips. 

 According to David Ornstein, the Citizens have reached an agreement to sign the midfielder for a initial fee of £42m, with £3m in bonus related add-ons. In a separate deal, Manchester City’s 18-year-old midfielder Darko Gyabi will join Jessie Marsch’s side for £5m as Leeds look to fill the gap that Phillips has left. 

The club struggled when he was out injured last term and will be desperate to keep their head above water in the Premier League, after they were sucked into a relegation battle last season. 

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For Manchester City, having already secured the signing of Erling Haaland earlier in the window, now they have got their top midfield target. Guardiola’s titans look impossible to catch given these signings and it will take something monumental to stop them winning their fifth league title in six years. 

Phillips himself will hope that this move and some consistent game time in Manchester will allow him to start at the upcoming World Cup for England. He’s been at the club since the age of 15, and so this move won’t have been an easy decision for him to make, but City can increase his wages and he can team up with England teammates.

John Stones, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish will play key roles in Qatar and now Phillips will hope to make himself undroppable for Gareth Southgate. City have got another major signing on the way and are looking more and more unstoppable with every signing. 

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