By Azeem Siddiqui

2nd Jul, 2022 | 8:40am

Paperworks signed for Kalvin Phillips transfer from Leeds United to Man City - Fabrizio Romano

Manchester City have signed all of the paperwork for the transfer of Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Both clubs agreed to a deal for the England international for a deal worth £42million plus add-ons on June 24 [The Athletic].

As per Romano, the clubs have now signed the papers to finalise the deal with his medical also done ahead of the move to the Etihad Stadium.

The development will mark the end of the association of Phillips with the Whites as he made the rise through the entire academy after being picked up locally.

End of an era

Phillips’ time will always be remembered as a hugely successful one for Leeds where he was their go-to player in a bid to return to top-flight football.

Under former manager Marcelo Bielsa, the 26-year-old became a real powerhouse in the middle of the park which led to his England call-up as well.

He was also instrumental in keeping Leeds in the Premier League for another season as the Whites avoided the drop on the final day of the 2021-22 campaign.

His departure will be a painful one for the club supporters but they would always be thankful for the England international’s contribution to the side over the years.

Phillips, who was promoted to the Leeds senior team in the summer of 2015, will leave the club after making 233 appearances across all competitions, scoring 13 times and providing a similar amount of assists [Transfermarkt].

In the previous campaign where the defensive midfielder struggled with fitness concerns, he represented the club in 23 matches across all competitions, scoring a goal and providing an assist as well.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle