Calvin Phillips, 27, is expected to leave Manchester City in the January transfer window.
“Both Phillips and City see a move as their best option,” Football Insider reported on Friday. Phillips can now find a new club for regular football in the January transfer window,” Football Insider reported.
“City blocked a move for Phillips this summer with Kevin De Bruyne’s injury and Ilkay Gundogan’s move to Barcelona. Phillips was determined to stay at City and fight for his place under Pep Guardiola, but it is now clear that he has failed, and the player has softened his views on a potential move.”
“Phillips is aware of the need to be in top form ahead of next summer’s Euros in Germany. Newcastle United and West Ham United have been linked with a move ahead of the transfer window.”
A former Leeds United youth product, Phillips was a highly sought-after midfielder in England who was nicknamed the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’. Playing in the third position, his strengths were in defense and linking up, and he was labeled as the heart of Bielsa’s football. 토토사이트
He moved to Man City in the summer of 2022 for a fee of £49 million. City were short on third-choice options and were looking to bolster their midfield with Phillips, who was rated as one of the top midfielders in the Premier League.
It went badly. Phillips struggled with a shoulder injury and weight issues in the 2022-23 season. He was frequently benched, and when he did come off the bench, he failed to impress. He played 593 minutes in 21 official games. This season has been no different. So far, he’s played just 167 minutes in five games.
Phillips is determined. He wants to leave in order to increase his playing time ahead of Euro 2024 next summer. Newcastle and West Ham have been mentioned as potential destinations. Man City are also open to a sale, which could facilitate a move.