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Man City complete €48m signing of Premier League star

Kalvin Phillips, Manchester City
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The Premier League champions have secured their fourth signing of the summer.

Manchester City have announced the signing of midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United.

The 26-year-old joins the Premier League champions on a six-year contract until June 2028 for an initial transfer fee of €48 million (£42m), with a potential €3.5 million in add-ons included.

‘It’s a dream come true to have joined the club’

“I am absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City,” Phillips told the club’s website.

“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 Man City’s fourth new arrival of the summer after the signings of Erling Haaland, Stefan Ortega Moreno, and Julian Alvarez.

18-year-old midfielder Darko Gyabi, meanwhile, trades places with Phillips by swapping Man City for Leeds in a separate deal worth €6 million (£5m).