Man City ‘submit bid’ for Leeds United star Phillips – midfielder is Guardiola’s ‘top target’

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Man City target Phillips Credit: PA Images
Man City target Phillips Credit: PA Images

According to reports, Pep Guardiola is a ‘huge admirer’ of Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips and Man City have ‘submitted a bid’ for the midfielder.

The 26-year-old has spent his whole career at Leeds United. He has played 234 times for the west Yorkshire side since 2015.

His performances have stepped up a level over the past couple of years. He has shone for Leeds in the Premier League.

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Phillips has also impressed for England as he has been capped 22 times since 2020.

His contract at Leeds United is due to expire in 2024 and he has been linked with a move to Man City in recent weeks.

Football Insider are now reporting that the Premier League champions have ‘submitted a bid’ for Phillips.

The centre-midfielder is City’s ‘top target for the remainder of the summer window’.

Guardiola is said to be a ‘huge admirer’ of Phillips and the Spaniard ‘has made it clear at City how much he wants him in his revamped team next season’.

Meanwhile, Man City have completed the £51m signing of Norway international Erling Haaland from German side Borussia Dortmund.

The Premier League champions announced last month that they had agreed a deal to sign Haaland after activating his £51m release clause.

The striker has now penned a five-year deal and he will officially become a Man City player on July 1.

Haaland, whose father Alf Inge played for Man City from 2000-03, is regarded as one of the hottest properties in the game after scoring 86 goals in 89 games in two-and-a-half seasons with Dortmund.

Haaland said: “This is a proud day for me and my family. I have always watched City and have loved doing so in recent seasons.

“You can’t help but admire their style of play, it’s exciting and they create a lot of chances, which is perfect for a player like me.

“There are so many world-class players in this squad and Pep is one of the greatest managers of all time, so I believe I am in the right place to fulfil my ambitions.

“I want to score goals, win trophies, and improve as a footballer and I am confident I can do that here. This is a great move for me, and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”

 

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