- Manchester City's new £47m signing Kalvin Phillips won't be able to wear his shirt number from Leeds United
- The English champion have retired the number 23 shirt following the death of their former player, Marc Vivien Foe
- Phillips has been outstanding for both club and country under the year in review, helping Leeds to escape relegation last season
English midfielder Kalvin Phillips joined Manchester City from Leeds United in a move worth £47m.
The 26-year-old joined Pep Guardiola's side on Monday after signing a six-year deal with the English Champions.
Phillips has been signed as a replacement for the long-serving Fernandinho who left the club at the end of last season.
Philipps is set to wear the No 4 shirt for the Cityzens for forthcoming season. Unfortunately, he is changing from the No 23 he wore during his stint at Leeds United.
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That's because Man City retired the no.23 shirt back in 2003 in the memory of of their former Cameroonian football star Marc-Vivien Foe.
Foe played for Manchester City on loan from French giants Olympique Lyon during the 2002/03 season.
The decision was to retire the jersey made after Foe's unfortunate death on the pitch during the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup match against Colombia.
Foe, 28 years old at that time, collapsed in the 72nd minute of the game, and was pronounced dead that evening, on 26 June 2003.
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Meanwhile, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is reportedly finally set for a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea have been linked with a move for the England international for weeks now but nothing has been forthcoming.
However, Daily Star reports that talks between the Blues and City over a transfer deal for Sterling have accelerated in recent days and a deal now seems likely.
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Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Nathan Ake are all expected to depart the Etihad Stadium this summer.
While Jesus is set to complete a move to Arsenal, the other three are projected to move to the blue side of London by linking up with Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.
Source: Sports Brief News