10 footballers that left their boyhood club - including former Everton and Liverpool stars

Here are 10 players that left their boyhood club following Kalvin Phillips’ move to Man City today.

The Premier League transfer drama has continued into this week as Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United to add to what was already a very impressive squad depth.

Pep Guardiola’s side reportedly paid around £45 million for the midfielder - a fee that will provide little comfort to his former club after the success he has brought them in recent years.

Even if you are to ignore how good the midfielder has been for the Whites, his connection to his boyhood club that he has spent 12 years with makes the switch so much more heartbreaking for the fans.

Phillips has previously turned down opportunities to leave the club he adores, however the time has finally come for him to move on to the defending champions.

While most of the Whites’ fanbase have shown their support for Phillips, there are still many critical of his departure.

Following Phillips’ controversial transfer, we have taken a look at players that have left their boyhood clubs in the past and how they did afterwards - including former stars on Merseyside...

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