By Pranav Shahaney

20th Jun, 2022 | 4:40pm

Leeds United to accept Manchester City bid for Kalvin Phillips

Leeds United will reportedly accept an offer made by Manchester City for midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer.

According to Times journalist Jacque Talbot, the Whites will be compelled to sell the England international to the defending Premier League champions as a bid is expected soon.

City, who play in the Champions League every season, will give the 26-year-old the opportunity of playing in Europe’s elite club competition should he move to the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Talbot said on the evening of June 19, “There’s been no talk of contracts yet because the only clubs that he would have gone to is a team like Manchester City or Liverpool.

“He’s absolutely perfect for Manchester City. It sounds like they’re going to be launching a bid soon.

“I imagine it will be accepted by Leeds and he will go on and play Champions League football. He is absolutely perfect for them.”

End of an era?

Phillips has never been this close to an exit from Elland Road as he is this summer with City ramping up their interest.

Pep Guardiola appears to have identified him as the first choice midfield target and the Citizens will look to stop at nothing to sign him.

They’ve got very deep pockets so a transfer fee may not be an issue as it is with Barcelona in their pursuit to sign Raphinha.

Champions League football is another lure that may be hard to turn down for Phillips as this sort of opportunity will not come again in his lifetime.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has shared if a ‘Sensational’ defensive midfielder has agreed terms for an Elland Road switch and become the club’s fourth summer signing.