The midfielder has failed to win Pep Guardiola’s trust since joining MCFC from Leeds United in 2022 and a few weeks ago, the City boss had admitted that Kalvin Phillips has no future at the club and he’s free to leave.
In the two seasons, the England midfielder has played just 31 games across all competitions and this season, he’s played 89 minutes of league football. His poor form in the domestic circuit has impacted his Three Lions career as well because currently, Jude Bellingham has taken his place alongside Declan Rice in central midfield.
Man City are eager to get him off their books permanently but no major club is ready to pay up which is why the Etihad outfit are now willing to let him leave on a loan spell until the end of the season.
Barcelona were perhaps the biggest club who were linked with Kalvin Phillips but the La Liga outfit have pulled the plug because reportedly, they won’t be able to register him.
Next in line are West Ham United and according to Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg, the Hammers are currently in talks with Man City over a short-term loan deal.
Phillips is said to be eager to work under David Moyes which is why the London outfit will be eager to wrap things up quickly because apart from them and Barcelona, clubs like Newcastle, Atletico Madrid and Juventus are also in the race and there’s every chance one of them could make a late dash.
Ideally, Kalvin Phillips will want to remain in the Premier League, close to Southgate’s eyes but the primary thing for him is continuous game time and whichever club can offer him that, the 28-year-old will happily join them.
Phillips currently earns £ 130,000 per week in the form of wages and as per the reports, West Ham United are ready to cover the entire salary and the only thing that remains sorting is a loan fee.