With Gabriel Jesus having just left for Arsenal, Manchester City have now confirmed the signing of an England national team star.
The Citizens have announced the signing of Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who joins at a reported fee of £42 million (R890 million), plus £8 million (R99 million) in add-ons.
The holding midfielder, who will wear the club's No. 4 shirt, is City's fourth addition ahead of the 2022/23 season, with striker Julian Alvarez the first to be announced at the beginning of the year, with the forward set to join up with his new club this month from River Plate.
That transfer was followed up by the signing of Erling Haaland in June, while the acquisition of back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno was confirmed on 1 July.
"I am absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City," Phillips told the club's official website.
"City have again proved to 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 a 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.
"Now I can't wait to get started and to look to try and help the team to go on and achieve more success."
Phillips, 26, leaves Leeds having made 233 appearances, and helped the team win the 2019/20 Championship title to gain promotion to the Premier League. He has also accrued 23 caps for England, and was named the Three Lions' player of the year in 2021.
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