Manchester City strikes a new blow on the transfer window! After securing the services of Norwegian cyborg striker Erling Haaland and German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, the Skyblues are strengthening their midfield by bringing in the English international with 23 caps Kalvin Phillips. The 26-year-old, who has spent his entire career at Leeds United, has signed a long-term contract as the English club indicated on Monday.
“We are delighted to announce the signing of Kalvin Phillips and a six-year contract. Welcome Kalvin! » No amount has filtered but the transfer is estimated at just over 57 million euros, bonus included. In the middle, the arrival of Kalvin Phillips is not unrelated to the departure, free, of Fernandinho. At 37, after nine seasons at the club, the captain returned to Brazil, where Athletico-PR offered him a happy ending.
Defensive profile, Kalvin Phillips is not tall in height (1m78) – his alter ego Rodri peaks at 1m91 – but has a reputation for being catchy, hard on the opponent, a stocky scabby with a real ball technique at the foot and which arises as a real lung of the midfield. Under Marcelo Bielsa, he mainly played in the low point of a 5-4-1.
Faithful to the Peacocks, Kalvin Phillips took part in 234 professional matches. The architect of Leeds’ rise to the Premier League in 2020, he only discovered the elite of English football late (49 PL matches). The same goes for the selection. Called for the first time with the Three Lions on September 8, 2020, he started alongside Declan Rice in the 3-4-3 which reached the Euro final in 2020. In Manchester City, he finds his partners from selection John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish.
We are delighted to announce the signing of @Kalvinphillips we have a six-year deal 🤩
— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 4, 2022