Born in Leeds, he joined the academy of his hometown club and was promoted to the first team in 2015, where he developed into a world-class midfielder under the leadership of Marcelo Bielsa. The 27-year-old midfielder Kalvin Phillips has also become a regular in the England national team.
In the summer of 2022, he made the step up to Manchester City, but has been unable to grab a regular spot in his new club due to the high wall of Spanish midfielder Rodri. He has also been unable to start during his suspension due to a red card, and has been linked with a departure from the club this winter.
Liverpool, looking to strengthen their defensive midfield, are said to be interested in the English midfielder, and Tottenham Hotspur, who are battling for the top spot in the Premier League, will also join the race, according to the Daily Mirror.
Newcastle, Aston Villa, and West Ham have also expressed interest, and the race to sign the midfielder is heating up. Tottenham are also looking for a replacement for Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, with the possibility of his departure growing in the background.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are also said to be interested in Fluminense midfielder Andre, and are said to be looking to acquire him in this winter’s transfer window. The Brazilian midfielder would be a priority due to his age, as Phillips is 27 and Andre is 22.
At this point in time, it does not seem very likely that Liverpool will make a serious bid for the Manchester City midfielder. It also seems unlikely that City would give up their main man to a rival team, and it seems unlikely that the England midfielder would play at Anfield.
But you never know what might happen in the transfer market. What will the future hold for the 27-year-old midfielder, who has yet to get a chance at the Etihad Stadium?