The midfield department of the Manchester City squad needs quality additions this summer.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester City are targeting Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The 26-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Leeds. He has made his way through the youth system at the English club. His contract at Leeds is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.
The midfielder banged in one goal and provided one assist in 23 matches last season across all fronts.
He is considered to be one of the best midfielders in England. Phillips has earned 19 senior caps for the England national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola is eager to add a midfielder to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him.
Phillips is a long-term target of Manchester City and could be a decent addition for Guardiola’s side.
The English giants are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
There is no doubt that Kalvin Phillips will take Manchester City’s midfield to a different level.
According to the report,” Manchester City have positioned Kalvin Phillips as their primary transfer target after Erling Haaland. The Sky Blues have secured Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, but want to add a midfielder for depth and rotation options. According to the Daily Telegraph, Phillips has moved ahead of international teammate Declan Rice in City’s thinking for the midfield position. Leeds United are not eager to sell Phillips, but he would be cheaper than Rice from West Ham United. Phillips was also linked to Manchester United, but would rather go to City, given United’s historic rivalry with Leeds. Such a transfer could allow United to then focus on a move for Rice from West Ham.”
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Manchester City will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Leeds to the negotiating table. They have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Kalvin Phillips ideal fit for Manchester City?
Signing the 26-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Guardiola.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester.
It will be interesting to see if City make their move for the 26-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.