Manchester City ‘eyeing Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips as replacement for Fernandinho with England star potentially available for as little as £26m’
Manchester City are reportedly considering making a move for Kalvin Phillips as a replacement for ageing midfielder Fernandinho.
Phillips gained recognition on the world stage during Euro 2020 where he played a key role on England’s journey to the final.
Fernandinho has been a brilliant player for City but his days are numbered at the age of 36.
Manchester City are reportedly considering making a move for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips
The Brazilian’s contract expires at the end of the season and fichajes.net claim Pep Guardiola has told City’s board to sign Phillips as a ‘first-rate positional midfielder to replace him’.
He would be brought in to compete with Spain star Rodri, 25, in City’s talented midfield.
The report adds that Phillips would arrive with ‘the aim of adding a valuable piece to his rotation in the shuttlecock area and that Rodri has someone against who will compete for the position.’
Pep Guardiola is said to be a big fan of the Leeds and England central midfielder