Kalvin Phillips reveals favourite Man City player & makes Erling Haaland prediction

The new Manchester City midfielder is looking forward to linking up with Kevin De Bruyne.

Kalvin Phillips has revealed a Manchester City midfielder is his favourite player at the club, after he completed his transfer from Leeds United.

The England international was unveiled on Monday as the club’s fourth arrival of the summer, following the signings of Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland and Stefan Ortega.

Phillips joins from boyhood Leeds United where, until now, he’d played his entire career.

Phillips is looking forward to playing with, not against, De Bruyne from now on. Credit: Getty.

While the 26-year-old is used to the high standards of Premier League football and playing on the international stage for England, City will be a major step up in quality.

Speaking in his first interview as a Blue, Phillips was asked which of his new team-mates he is most looking forward to playing with.

“You could say I am spoilt for choice to be fair! There are some amazing players,” he responded.

Phillips will wear the No.4 jersey for Man City.

“Kevin De Bruyne,” Phillips added. “I have played against him, had to mark him in a few games. He is one of the players that I cannot wait to play with. I would probably say Kev.”

Another superstar

There’s another world-class player joining City’s ranks this summer, with the arrival of Norwegian forward Haaland, whose arrival was confirmed earlier this summer.

Few transfers have ever been so eagerly anticipated in the Premier League, and this marks City’s most high-profile addition of the Sheikh Mansour era.

Phillips was also asked about playing alongside Haaland, and predicts he’ll make an immediate impact in English football.

“He is an amazing player. His goal record speaks for itself,” said City’s new No.4. “His finishing is unbelievable and he has been playing in a team that has done well.

“I know that he is supposed to be a nice lad because Jude Bellingham told me a lot about him. I think he is going to come into the Premier League and hopefully he gets a few early goals and flies from there.”