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Manchester City signs Leeds midfielder Calvin Phillips

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London (AFP) – Manchester City, the champions of the English Premier League, announced on Monday his six-year contract with international midfielder Calvin Phillips of Leeds United.

The 26-year-old has made 234 appearances for Leeds in eight years, scoring 14 goals and 14 assists.

City agreed to sign the player for £42 million ($51 million), plus £3 million in potential bonuses.

Phillips will strengthen the selection of Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, who also announced the transfer of Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal on Monday.

“City has proven to be the best team in the league, with a fantastic squad and a coach like Pep Guardiola who is rightly regarded as the best in the world,” said Phillips.

Phillips will compensate for the departure of Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, after a successful career in the ranks of the blue team.

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