At least three Premier League clubs are said to be interested in signing Kalvin Phillips from Man City

Who knows how others are sniffing around as well?

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 3rd January 2024

At least three Premier League clubs are now said to be interested in signing sidelined Manchester City and England player Kalvin Phillips.

Be it through multiple injury problems or simply struggling to break into Man City’s already well-oiled midfield machine, Kalvin Phillips has spent the majority of his time at the Etihad off the pitch, making just 12 league appearances for them in the league since he joined in July 2022.

The former Leeds man was snapped as one of Britain’s best young talents when he made the switch from Yorkshire to Manchester but just hasn’t been given a real run of games in Pep Guardiola‘s side in that time, leaving the likes of Newcastle United to consider signing him either on loan or permanently.

While The i recently reported that Newcastle were in talks to acquire him following Sandro Tonali’s lengthy ban for betting infringement but may have cooled their interest due to concerns over ‘knee-jerk’ transfer decisions, they now say that two London clubs are also debating sweeping up for the CDM.

It’s also said Newcastle’s potential bid could be in doubt due to City’s demands for a £5m+ loan fee and an obligation to buy.

According to i Sport, Fulham and Crystal Palace are the latest Premier League outfits said to be “monitoring his situation”, with Spurs having also been linked with a move back in December 2023.


But it isn’t just fellow teams among the English top flight that are supposedly circling the City squad member as both Juventus and PSG are also understood to be keeping an eye on him now the January transfer window is open.

A deal between the treble-winners and the Italian giants was thought to be making good progress but reportedly hit a stumbling block when Juve only expressed a desire to sign him on loan until the end of the season and the Club World Cup champions preferred a permanent deal.


Either way, all signs are pointing to his time in blue being up, with Fabrizio Romano reporting as early as October that it is “almost over” for him as Pep simply doesn’t see Kalvin Phillips fitting into his vision.

@fabrizioromano KALVIN PHILLIPS AND MAN CITY: IT’S OVER 👀🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #FabrizioRomano #HereWeGo ♬ Sunny Day – Ted Fresco

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Given the fact that Phillips is now 28, i.e. approaching his ‘prime years’ and still not getting anywhere near enough minutes across all competitions, both the player and the club will surely want to resolve the unfortunate exile.

Even in the fixtures he has featured in, most of his appearances have come from the bench and are often limited to small cameos towards the end of games.


The fact that Euro 2024 is also fast approaching will no doubt provide extra motivation for Phillips, his agent and Gareth Southgate alike will all be hoping to get his one-time first-team starter back playing regular football.

What do you think should happen, City fans: should the club offload him or do you want him to stay and fight for a place?

Of all the clubs interested in signing Kalvin Phillips, which one can you see him playing for most?

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