Kalvin, do you feel confident? Phillips is expected to arrive in a Man City coat for his clinical in front of a £45 million transfer in Manchester. BEFORE the plan to have him leave his old team Leeds is even finalized!
Kalvin Phillips, a midfielder for Leeds, arrived in Manchester for his test ahead of his anticipated £45 million transfer to Premier League leaders Man City.
Even though the agreement won’t be official until after the 26-year-old completes his clinical, he showed up wearing a City coat.
The two teams agreed on a fee for Phillips near the end of last week, but the midfielder has been on holiday.
The England international is currently completing his clinical to complete his significant financial transfer after returning from his holiday.
Since joining the club at the age of 14, Phillips, a lifelong Leeds supporter, has made all 233 of his professional club appearances for the Whites.
Although talks on a new deal have not yet begun, he had shown last season that he could wish to stay at Elland Road after the expiration of his momentum contract in 2024.
The 26-year-old was targeted by Aston Villa and Newcastle United, while Leeds turned down a £55 million deal from West Ham in January.
Each of the three remained focused, but Phillips had to leave the Whites for what he thought would be a significant step forward.
After the £51 million arrival of Erling Haaland, he will become Manchester City’s second signing of the summer, as they continue to pursue a deal for Brighton left defender Marc Cucurella.
The challenge of making the switch to the Premier League winners and the potential for Champions League play was interesting, but he is aware that he must struggle to maintain an average first group position.
Phillips is excited about the prospect of working with Pep Guardiola, who has received favorable feedback from Marcelo Bielsa, the previous Leeds coach, who did so much to turn Phillips into a player of worldwide renown.
Additionally, Boss Guardiola saw longtime City player Fernandinho, who chose to depart after his contract expired, as a perfect replacement for Phillips.
Despite having Phillips on his side, the Spaniard will have to compete with Rodri for the position of cautious midfielder in Guardiola’s plan.