Kalvin Phillips is set to join Manchester City.
At least that’s what is reported the athlete at the moment. According to the ever-reliable outlet, Manchester City and Leeds have reached an agreement to transfer the Yorkshire Pirlo and the news has inevitably drawn a mixed reaction.
Some viewers believe this is a bad move for Phillips. Finally, the England international will likely be a second option behind Rodri at the Etihad and that can’t do his development any good.
However, Gary Lineker sees things a little differently and he believes this is a great opportunity for Phillips to develop further while working under Pep Guardiola.
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Great for this fine young player’s progress to work under pep. https://t.co/NQEvdhF3jb
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) June 24, 2022
Lineker says working under Pep will help Phillips’ development, and it’s hard to disagree with that view.
Almost every single player who has worked under Guardiola in their career has improved and there is precedent for a Bielsa-influenced defensive midfielder having thrived under the Spaniard.
Indeed, Javi Martinez has established himself as a star at Bayern Munich after working under Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao and now Phillips could be on the same career path.
Of course that depends on how many minutes he plays and whether he can stay fit, but given his talent Phillips shouldn’t find it too difficult to get involved in Guardiola’s plans.
In other news, the journalist says Leeds’ interest in the 23-year-old is ‘real’ but a 7-goal ace is not a top target
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/06/25/gary-lineker-issues-11-word-reaction-to-kalvin-phillips-potentially-joining-manchester-city/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gary-lineker-issues-11-word-reaction-to-kalvin-phillips-potentially-joining-manchester-city Gary Lineker issues 11-word reaction to Kalvin Phillips potential move to Manchester City