Manchester City target Kalvin Phillips

There has been numerous midfielders linked with Manchester City in past few months.

According to the football transfer rumours in British and Spanish media, Manchester City are targeting Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips.

The midfielder has featured in four matches this term, netting one goal in all competitions.

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in England. Phillips has earned 11 senior caps for the England national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.

Kalvin Phillips
Kalvin Phillips

His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Premier League’s big clubs.

Pep Guardiola wants to sign a new midfielder and Phillips is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The England international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Pep Guardiola wants to target in the next summer transfer window.

Manchester City are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

Leeds United
Leeds United

The England international will offer the Manchester City boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “Manchester City are showing serious interest in luring England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United. The defensive midfielder has seen his stock rise since his impressive displays for the Three Lions at Euro 2020 in the summer. According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, City are now in the race to sign Phillips, with any transfer most likely to take place next summer. Manager Pep Guardiola wants to secure that position in his squad for the long term, as veteran Fernandinho is entering the tail end of his career. Phillips may also be a target for Real Madrid, who were linked with the 25-year-old during the recently passed summer transfer window.”

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Manchester City will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Leeds United to the negotiating table. The English giants 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?

The 25-year-old England international could be a very good squad player for Pep Guardiola over the next few years. He is at the peak of his career right now and Guardiola could bring out the best in him.

Manchester City fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

If Guardiola sees him as the right man for his side, City should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.

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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.

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