Premier League champions Manchester City, Monday, signed England midfielder Kalvin Phillips in a £45 million transfer from Leeds.
City agreed on an initial fee of £42 million for Phillips, with a further £3 million to be added in potential bonuses.
Having signed a six-year contract with Pep Guardiola’s side, Phillips expressed: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City.”
City is said to have negotiated a deal in principle to sign Phillips in June. Hence, the transfer has now been officially completed.
Phillips moves to the Etihad Stadium after making 235 appearances for his hometown club over the past eight seasons.
The midfielder added: “City have again proved to be the best team in the country with an amazing squad and a manager in Pep Guardiola who is rightly considered to be the finest in the world.”
According to Phillips, to be able to play under Pep, learn from him and his coaching staff as well as be part of such a fantastic squad is a prospect that he is incredibly excited about.
“City are a world-class club with world-class staff and facilities and it’s a dream come true to have joined the club,” says Phillips.