Man City tipped to agree '£35m' Kalvin Phillips deal after 'huge' source reveal - pundit
Leeds United may sell Kalvin Phillips to Man City for just “£35million”, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed Phillips‘ age and injury record may mean he is available for a cut-price fee.
A City source told Football Insider on Monday (13 June) that they have submitted an offer for the 26-year-old and Pep Guardiola is a “huge” fan.
He only has two years left to run on his Elland Road contract and it is thought a £50million bid could convince Leeds to sell.
But Agbonlahor suggested that would be “too much” for a player who missed over three months of the 2021-22 campaign with a hamstring injury.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “£50million is probably a bit too much because he’s 26.
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“People might think he’s as young as Declan Rice but he’s not, he’s older. He gets a lot of injuries too.
“I do rate him, he’s a top player but £35million, £40million is probably right because of his age and his injury record. For that, I think you need to take a bit of the price off.
“It would be a top signing for anybody. I rate him highly, his passing range is unbelievable, he wins the ball back and is a good tackler. A top midfielder.”
Man City are in the market for a new midfielder after club captain Fernandinho left the club and Ilkay Gundogan is out of contract at the end of the 2022-23 season.
Phillips has played 49 Premier League games for Leeds, scoring once and providing three assists in that time.