Kathmandu: Manchester City have signed England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United on a six-year contract, the Premier League champions announced on Monday.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported that the 26-year-old was signed in a deal worth 45 million pounds ($54.53 million) including add-ons.
Phillips joined Leeds’ academy at the age of 14 before making his senior debut in the 2014-15 season. He played more than 200 games for Leeds, scoring 14 goals.
The midfielder has earned 23 caps for England since making his debut in 2020 and featured at the European Championships last year, where coach Gareth Southgate’s team lost in the final to Italy in a penalty shootout.
He is City’s third signing of the close season window, after the arrival of striker Erling Haaland and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.
Phillips will strengthen City’s midfield following the departure of midfielder Fernandinho, as manager Guardiola looks to add key players in their bid to retain the league title and continue their push for Champions League glory.