KAL OF DUTY Kalvin Phillips to return from holiday today and seal £45m Man City transfer from Leeds with medical tomorrow

KALVIN PHILLIPS is due to return from his holiday today and complete his £45million switch to Manchester City.


Posted Friday, July 01, 2022 by Thesun.co.uk

The champions agreed a deal with Leeds for the England midfielder late last week and personal terms have also been sorted out.

KAL OF DUTY Kalvin Phillips to return from holiday today and seal £45m Man City transfer from Leeds with medical tomorrow
Kalvin Phillips is nearing completion of his move to Manchester City from his boyhood club Leeds Credit: Getty

He is booked in for a medical on Friday and providing that all goes to plan he is expected to be a City player by the weekend.

Leeds were hoping to persuade the 26-year-old to give them another season after they avoided the drop on the last day of the campaign.

They felt the prospect of playing regular first-team football in the build up to the World Cup could prove crucial for Phillips.

However the chance to play in the Champions League for manager Pep Guardiola proved too hard to turn down for the Elland Road favourite.

City will pay an initial £42 million with the possibility of the fee rising by £3million due to add-ons.

His arrival is likely to mean young Belgian prospect Romeo Lavia, 18, is allowed to leave the club for Southampton in a £10million deal.

He follows Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez as Guardiola’s high-profile signings ahead of the new season.

Goalkeeper Stefan Ortega was at the Etihad this week and is expected to sign on a free transfer.

The deal is set to be confirmed once his contract with former club Arminia Bielefield expires today.

That will allow current understudy Zack Steffen to join Middlesbrough on loan and get some game time ahead of the World Cup.

The 27-year-old is hoping to keep his place as the No.1 for the USA national team as he faces competition from Arsenal's new stopper Matt Turner.

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