On Monday, July 4, Manchester City announced the signing of midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The 26-year-old midfielder joins Manchester City from Leeds United on a six-year deal.
Phillips joins Manchester City after the departure of Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho.
The new recruit was unveiled wearing the new Manchester City home jersey.
Philips on Guardiola
“I am absolutely delighted to have joined Manchester City,” Phillips said
“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.”
“It’s one of the main reasons I wanted to come to City, to improve my game in loads of different ways,” Phillips told mancity.com.
“It’s hard for me to say right now how I’m going to play a role in the team because it’s very difficult to come into a team of eighteen superstars.
“I’m looking forward to just getting to know the boys and getting my feet firmly on the ground and work from there.
“I did play in the Euros final and to be honest the nerves didn’t really hit me when I was playing it, it was more after that how big the game was.
“I deal very well with situations like that, I think I’m pretty suited to playing big games.
“I’ve not experienced many of them but hopefully this season I will do.”
“It was a number that was presented to me, and I thought because at Leeds I had 23 which is one of my favourite numbers, I felt like because it’s a new start I wanted a different number and to try and build a legacy on that number,” said Phillips.