Kalvin Phillips has said that he is looking to stay at Manchester City for another five years.
The midfielder recently won his first Premier League title with Pep Guardiola’s side, having only joined the club during the previous summer transfer window from Leeds United in a deal worth £45m.
With one game left to play before the campaign draws to a close, the Englishman has shed some light on what his future will hopefully look like.
Phillips eyeing long-term stay with City
Speaking to journalist Mike Minay on BBC Radio (via Fabrizio Romano), Phillips said this about his future.
He said: “I’m looking forward to spending a good five more years here at Man City. I came here to win trophies and play football, I’ve not done as much as I’d like this season — pre-season I’ll come back as fit as possible.”
Across all competitions this season, the 27-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Citizens, starting just three of them, with injury issues disrupting the early stages of his campaign.
His one and only league start came during City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea last weekend, where he ended the game with the second-highest passing accuracy percentage in the team (94%), successfully completing 77 of the 82 passes he attempted.
This highlights what Phillips is able to offer Guardiola’s side when called upon.
Despite his lack of regular minutes this season, it’s good to hear that he has no intentions of leaving the club and has a positive mindset about the future.
Moving forward, if the England international can improve on this season and become more of a prominent figure in Guardiola’s side next term, this will surely be a good thing for all parties and show why the club were right to sign him in the first place.