Aston Villa are interested in Calvin Phillips.
He is a quality midfielder from England. He is not tall at 179cm, but has solid physicality and shows his influence in the midfield with his vigorous activity and aggressiveness. He has a bit of a clunky style, but he runs all over the pitch for 90 minutes, providing great help to the team, and has good passing and dribbling skills, so he is good on both sides of the offense and defense.
He grew up at Leeds United. He made his first-team debut in the 2014–15 season and has been a regular since the 2016–17 season. Since then, he has been active as the ‘core’ of the team and led the promotion. In the 2020-21 season, he experienced the English Premier League (EPL) stage for the first time in his personal career. Although it was his first season, he developed into a quality midfielder, appearing in 29 league matches. Accordingly, he was called up by the England national team, and at Euro 2020, he boasted good chemistry with Declan Rice and led the team to runner-up.
He was called up by Manchester City. Coach Pep Guardiola, who needed Rodri’s rotation resources, paid attention to Phillips’ ability and invested 48 million euros (approximately 68.8 billion won) to bring him. He was expected a lot as he was a resource that did not require adaptation to the league, but his recruitment has remained a failure so far. Before the season even started, he was placed on the long-term absence due to a shoulder injury and was labeled “fat” for not taking good care of himself during this time. After his return, he has been playing 14 games including cup competitions so far, but he has not been able to show much.
The value has gone down over the course of a year. Still, there are teams that want him. The main character is Aston Villa. The British media ‘Football Insider’ said that manager Unai Emery evaluated Phillips as a suitable resource for the summer transfer window when he wanted to sign a top-class player.
Of course, the transfer fee is not cheap.메이저사이트 According to ‘Football Insider’, Manchester City are looking for £45 million (about 73.6 billion won) for his transfer. His first season was close to a ‘failure’, but as a player with a clear high point, there is ample possibility of a comeback, and this is a price considering the remaining contract period of 5 years.
If Aston Villa pay this amount, he will be straight into the ‘club record’. Aston Villa’s club record is Emiliano Buendia, brought from Norwich City for the 2021-22 season, and the transfer fee was 38.4 million euros (approximately 55 billion won).