Phillips joined the Leeds academy at age 14 and made his professional debut in the 2014-2015 season.
The Premier League winners announced on Monday that they had signed England international midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United on a six-year contract. According to British media, the 26-year-old was signed to a contract for 45 million pounds ($54.53 million) including add-ons.
Phillips joined the Leeds academy at age 14 and made his professional debut in the 2014-2015 season. He appeared in almost 200 games for Leeds and scored 14 goals. The midfielder has gained 23 England caps since making his debut in 2020 and participated in last year’s European Championships when coach Gareth Southgate’s squad fell to Italy in the penalty shootout final.
After attacker Erling Haaland and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, he is the third player City has acquired over the offseason. Phillips will bolster City’s midfield in the wake of Fernandinho’s departure, as manager Guardiola seeks to recruit crucial players in an effort to retain the league championship and maintain their Champions League drive.