Manchester City are set to complete the signing of Kalvin Phillips THIS WEEK with the Leeds midfielder having a medical on Friday before wrapping up his £45m switch
- Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips is nearing a big-money move to Manchester City
- The two clubs agreed a £45m fee last week but Phillips has been away on holiday
- The England international has been at Leeds, his boyhood club, since he was 14
- He will be Manchester City’s second signing of the summer after Erling Haaland
Kalvin Phillips is set to complete his Manchester City move by the end of the week as he closes in on his Leeds exit.
The England international’s medical tests are due to take place tomorrow and provided all goes according to plan his £45million move to the Etihad can be rubber-stamped.
The two clubs agreed a fee for Phillips at the end of last week, but the midfielder has been away on holiday.
Kalvin Phillips is set to complete a move from Leeds to Manchester City by the end of the week
But his big money switch is expected to accelerate in the next 72 hours as he joins Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions.
Phillips is a boyhood Leeds fan who has been at the club since the age of 14 and all 233 of his professional club appearances have been for the Whites.
He had indicated last season that he would be willing to stay on at Elland Road beyond the end of his current contract that expires in 2024, but talks over a new deal have not been forthcoming.
The two clubs agreed a £45million fee last week, but the midfielder has been away on holiday
Manchester City are continuing to pursue a deal for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella
Aston Villa and Newcastle United registered their interest in signing the 26-year-old, while Leeds rejected a £55million offer from West Ham in January.
All three remained keen but Phillips only wanted to leave the Whites for what he viewed as a significant step up.
He will become Manchester City’s second signing of the summer after the £51million arrival of Erling Haaland, while they continue to pursue a move for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella.
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