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Manchester City agree to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United

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Manchester City agree to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United

Manchester City has agreed to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds in a £45 million (US$55 million) deal, as per provides details regarding Friday (Jun 24).

The city is set to pay an initial £42 million to sign the midfielder with another £3m due in add-ons. Midfielder Darko Gyabi, 18, will join Leeds in a different deal worth £5m.

Phillips will next conclude individual terms with City prior to going through a medical. The 26-year-old ought to finish his transition to the Etihad Stadium so as to get together with Pep Guardiola’s crew for their tour through the United States.

The England international will turn into the club’s subsequent significant signing of the summer after the catch of striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

He will contend for a place in midfield with Rodri and supplant Fernandinho in the crew after the Brazilian left toward the finish of last season following nine years at the Etihad. City’s summer spending could yet increment in the event that they can agree on an expense with Brighton for left-back Marc Cucurella.

Phillips, who was likewise connected with a transition to Manchester United, has spent the last two seasons in the Premier League after Leeds’ advancement from the Championship in 2020.

He made his international presentation for England that very year and assumed a critical part in their run to the last of Euro 2020 where Gareth Southgate’s side was beaten on punishments by Italy. He leaves Leeds having 234 appearances for his boyhood club, scoring 14 goals.

The blockbuster transfer is subject to Phillips agreeing on individual terms with Pep Guardiola’s side.

Guardiola has picked Phillips to bolster his midfield after the release of long-serving Brazilian Fernandinho toward the finish of last season.

Phillips got through the young ranks at Leeds and had a critical impact in their advancement back to the Premier League quite a while back.

He proceeded to set up a good establish for himself as an England international, featuring in their run to the European Championship last a year ago.

Phillips would turn into City’s second significant expansion since the finish of last season after the appearance of Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Haaland.

In the interim, City academy midfielder Darko Gyabi will move to Leeds for around £5 million.

The deal for Gyabi, an 18-year-old England Under-18 international who joined City from Millwall quite a while back, has been haggled freely of the Phillips move.

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