Manchester City Sign Kelvin Philips From Leeds United

Manchester City Sign Kelvin Philips. Manchester City announced on Monday that they had signed England international midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United on a six-year contract. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but British media reported that the 26-year-old was signed in a deal worth 45 million pounds ($54.53 million) in addition to add-ons.

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Manchester City Sign Kelvin Philips

Phillips joined Leeds’ academy when he was 14 years old and made his senior debut in the 2014-15 season.

Last month, City agreed on a basic fee of £42 million with Leeds for the England international, with a potential bonus of £3 million.

Manchester City Sign Kelvin Philips

Phillips, who came through the Leeds youth system, joins the Etihad Stadium after making 235 appearances for his hometown club in the previous eight seasons.

Phillips said: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City.

“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.

“To be able to play under Pep and learn from him and his coaching staff as well as be part of such a fantastic squad is a prospect that I am 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.”

Phillips is City’s fourth summer signing, following Erling Haaland, Stefan Ortega Moreno, and Julian Alvarez.

Phillips rose to prominence after Leeds was promoted to the Premier League in 2020, and he has since established himself in the top flight. He then played a key role in England reaching the Euro 2020 final last year.

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According to City director of football Txiki Begiristain: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome Kalvin to Manchester City.

“He is a player that we have long admired, and at both domestic and international level, he has proved his fantastic ability and quality over the past few seasons.

“We feel he will be a superb addition to our squad and that he will complement our game perfectly.”

This move was also confirmed by Leeds, who thanked Phillips for his long service.

A statement read: “No words can thank Kalvin enough for his efforts whilst at the club and we wish him nothing but success in the future.

“Kalvin inspired so many people in the city, not only for what he did on the pitch but also for the work he did in the local community.

“He will always be a champion in Leeds, remembered for playing his part in getting the club back to where it belongs, and will always be welcome at Elland Road.”

Phillips further issued a statement in which he praised Leeds, specifically managers Marcelo Bielsa and Jesse Marsch, as well as the fans.

He portrayed Leeds as “one of the best clubs on Earth” and that playing for them was a dream and a privilege.

Philips wrote: “I cannot mention Leeds without mentioning one special person – Marcelo. The best manager I have ever come across. He was a man that gave the club life, he gave the players and everyone involved in the club belief that we were good enough to return to the Premier League after 16 years.”

“And now to Jesse, what an unbelievable manager you are, but what an even better person. You came into this club and gave every single player confidence
and belief in a very difficult season and that’s what kept us in the league.”

To the supporters, he stated: “I hope you guys understand my decision and will accept that I only want to chase my dreams and test myself against and with the best teams and best players on the planet.

“As a young kid I had so many dreams and still do… but playing for you was the one I will never forget. You are the best fans in the world.”

Manchester City Sign Kelvin Philips
Manchester City Sign Kelvin Philips

Kelvin Philips-Player Profile

Kalvin Mark Phillips (born 2 December 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the England national team and Premier League club Manchester City.

Phillips, a Leeds United academy product, made his first-team debut in 2015. Phillips was a member of the Leeds team coached by Marcelo Bielsa that won the Championship in 2019-20. Following this season, Phillips made his international debut for the England national team, and he was a member of the England team that finished runner-up at UEFA Euro 2020.

  • Date of birth/AgeDec 2, 1995 (26 years)
  • Place of birth:  Leeds
  • Citizenship: England
  • Height1,78 m
  • Position: Midfield – Defensive Midfield
  • Current international: England
  • Current Club: Manchester City
  • Foot: Right

Kelvin Philips Player Statistics

competition Appearance Goal Assist
Total 233 13 14
Championship 163 11 10
  • Premier League
49 1 3
EFL Cup 13 1
FA Cup 5
Championship Play-Offs 2
Premier League 2 1 1

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