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Kalvin Phillips has been a major failure at MCFC and Pep Guardiola has finally made up his mind to get rid of the midfielder.

Phillips was one of the best central midfielders when he was at Leeds United but his career graph has been on a massive downslide ever since joining Manchester City. Since joining them in 2022, the England international has managed to play in only 22 games for MCFC.

This season, he’s played only 70 minutes of Premier League football under Guardiola and as per reports, City now want to sell him and have put a price tag of around £50 million on the midfielder.

Currently, Liverpool, Newcastle, West Ham United and Aston Villa are the four clubs who want to sign the 27-year-old and with so many big clubs interested in him, Man City are hoping they can actually bag a profit from Phillips’ sale.

Can Kalvin Phillips secure an exit or will the interested clubs back off?

Phillips is rotting on the benches at MCFC and after Mateo Kovacic’s arrival this summer, the England international is completely useless for Pep Guardiola.

Ideally, a move to Liverpool would be the best decision for Kalvin Phillips but we think he will want to join a team where he can play regularly and at the moment, Anfield is not that place.

A player like him can shine at Villa or West Ham as well but after Sandro Tonali’s ban, Newcastle United might just be the favourites to sign the Man City misfit. As per the latest reports, the Magpies are planning to sign Kalvin Phillips on a loan deal in January to fill Tonali’s void.

Since Newcastle are in the Champions League, they will need to bring in a proper replacement and a loan deal with an obligation to buy will work perfectly for Manchester City. NUFC have money to spare and if Tonali’s future is in doubt, they won’t have any problems in paying £45-50 million for someone like Kalvin Phillips.

Phillips signed a six-year deal with MCFC so he will remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2028 which means Man City are in no hurry to sell him off. However, on the personal front, the England international has to find a new club next year(preferably in January) because he’ll be 28 in December and in just one or two years, the midfielder will be way past his prime.

A price tag of £50 million will no doubt give all the suitors a second thought but we have a strong feeling that all of them will make contact with Manchester City in the coming months.