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Kalvin Phillips to join Manchester City after Friday medical

Phillips is ‘pencilled in for medical tests’ on Friday as the club edge ever closer to securing their target



Manchester City have been among the busiest clubs in the summer transfer window as their second high-profile addition prepares to undergo his medical.

Having won their fourth English crown in five seasons, City won the race to sign Erling Haaland and the champions are set to welcome Kalvin Phillips to the Etihad Stadium after agreeing a £45million fee with Leeds for the England playmaker. That figure includes an initial £42m outlay.

Phillips will be checked over by the medical staff on Friday before signing on the dotted line.

Phillips is a defensive midfielder with a superb passing range and great tactical awareness. Most often used as a single pivot at the base of a midfield, he withdraws into deeper positions to assist the team in building possession in the defensive third. A player with impressive stamina, he is also capable of offering consistent movements across the pitch to create forward passing options and avoid being screened.

Manchester City are set to pay for Kalvin Phillips a fee in the region of £45m to £50m, who came through Leeds’ academy and flourished under former boss Marcelo Bielsa.

A four-year deal if in the offing with Phillips reportedly due to net around £85,000-a-week in Manchester.