Kalvin Phillips: Man City agree transfer deal to sign England midfielder from Leeds United | Transfer Center News

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Manchester City have agreed a deal with Leeds to sign midfielder Kalvin Phillips for a fee in the region of £ 45m to £ 50m.

England international Phillips is moving closer to leaving his boyhood club, where he came through the academy and flourished under former boss Marcelo Bielsa.

The deal has yet to be officially completed as Phillips still needs to agree personal terms and pass a medical.

Sky Sports News understands, out of loyalty to Leeds, the only club he would have had was Manchester City and he has turned down approaches from other clubs.

The 26-year-old will look to fill the void left by Fernandinho at City, who revealed he will be leaving the club this summer after nine years with the club.

What Phillips would bring to Man City?

Sky Sports’ Sam Blitz and Jayant Ganju write:

“At Leeds, the England midfielder may just have the keys to the city. A boyhood fan of the Whites, with his entire family 100 per cent Leeds as well, there’s little to no doubt that Phillips would be content staying at Elland Road for the rest of his career.

“But Manchester City, who have agreed a deal with Leeds to sign the 26-year-old, can promise trophies, Champions League football and a real step up in his career. The midfielder could easily follow Jack Grealish – who quit his home in Aston Villa last season – in becoming a top-flight winner within a year. “

Read the full feature here …

‘Phillips could become a City legend’

Former Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford speaking to Sky Sports News:

“It’s a phenomenal deal for someone who has come through the academy, it’s been nothing short of an incredible rise.

“On the flip side, it is frustrating from a Leeds perspective as we do not want to see one of our own leaving. He’s been a one-club man, leading by example with his performances. It’s a shame to see him leaving from a fan’s angle but it’s an incredible opportunity and one nobody would begrudge him the move.

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“It’s a great deal for City, especially with Fernandinho leaving. They are replacing a living legend with another potential legend. I think it’s a brilliant deal from City’s perspective.

“I’m over the moon for him. He’s such a lovely guy, a great lad. All the boys will be sad to see him go.”

Gyabi to join Leeds from Man City for £ 5m

Manchester City midfielder Darko Gyabi will join Leeds United in a £ 5m deal.

The transfer is a separate piece of business from the Phillips transfer.

Gyabi is an all-action midfielder that has progressed through the academy at City and was a key part of their Elite Development Squad that play in Premier League 2 last season.

Phillips to Man City? Your views …

Jayden: Surely going to Manchester City isn’t good for play time he would start every game at Leeds (if stays fit) and would surely be second to Rodri for City with the World Cup coming up wouldn’t it be best to stay at Leeds until the winter transfer?

John T: Phillips is a clever signing from City. If he can play like he did under Bielsa then he should find it a doddle. Just add Cucurella and this is one scary team.

Peter OT: Been a Leeds fan for 50 years, obviously sad to see him go but wish him the best. Thanks for everything KP.

Charlie: Good signing. Decent price. Hopefully Pep goes for two holding midfielders and doesn’t have to keep rotating Rodri and Phillips.

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