Phillips looking forward to Pep talks after joining City

Luke Bissett
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Kalvin Phillips has completed his switch to Premier League champions Manchester City (Pic: Manchester City Twitter)
Kalvin Phillips has completed his switch to Premier League champions Manchester City (Pic: Manchester City Twitter)

Kalvin Phillips cannot wait to play under Pep Guardiola after completing his switch from Leeds to Manchester City. 

The England midfielder, 26, has signed a six-year contract at the Etihad as he looks to cement a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City.

"City have again proved to the best team in the country with an amazing squad and a manager 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 a such a fantastic squad is a prospect 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.

"I can’t wait to get started and to look to try and help the team to go on and achieve more success."

The Premier League champions made signing Phillips a priority this summer following the departure of Fernandinho.

Having landed their man in a deal reportedly worth £45milion including add-ons, the Yorkshireman will battle Rodri for the defensive midfield position.

Phillips was a graduate of the famed Leeds academy and made 214 appearances for the Whites, playing a key role in their return to the top flight.

England's Player of the Year in 2020-21, he was a standout performer for the Three Lions at Euro 2020. 

In a separate deal, Darko Gyabi has left City's academy to and join Leeds.

Central midfielder Gyabi, 18, has signed a four-year deal at Elland Road. 

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