Man City capture Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips in a £42 million deal

Manchester City have finalized the acquisition of Kalvin Phillips from Leeds on a six-year contract for an initial fee of £42 million.

Phillips joins Erling Haaland and backup goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno as the Premier League winners’ third acquisition of the summer.

Pep Guardiola’s top objective to replace Fernandinho at the base of midfield was the 26-year-old, who will wear the No 4 jersey at the Etihad.

Phillips departs his childhood club Leeds after being a crucial component in the club’s return to the Premier League under Marcelo Bielsa’s three-and-a-half seasons in charge.

“I am delighted to have joined Manchester City,” Phillips remarked. “City have once again proven to be the greatest team in the nation, with a magnificent squad and a manager in Pep Guardiola who is rightfully regarded as the best in the world.”

“Being able to play under Pep, learn from him and his coaching staff, and be a part of such a tremendous group is a possibility that I am quite pleased about.”

“City is a world-class club with world-class people and facilities, and joining the club is a dream come true.” Now I can’t wait to get started and see how I can assist the team continues to succeed.”

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