Has Kalvin Phillips’ nightmare with Manchester City come to an end? In January, Bayern Munich is pondering a surprise transfer for an unpopular England international.
According to reports, Bayern Munich is pondering a surprise January transfer for Kalvin Phillips, an unpopular midfielder at Manchester City.
WHAT OCCURED? Pep Guardiola gave the English midfield hardman a chance to shine against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup while Rodri was out, but he failed to make the most of it by turning in a mediocre performance. His boss does not have Phillips in his plans, and a January transfer is more likely in the cards given that he has only played 70 minutes in three Premier League substitute appearances so far this season.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Sun reports that Bayern is keeping a close eye on his status and may make a surprise bid for him this winter or the next summer. In the next transfer window, Thomas Tuchel might push for a loan deal, much like they did with Joao Cancelo the year before, because he believes he can get the greatest performance out of the player.
The player insisted on sticking at the Etihad to compete for his position despite City having told him they would be happy to let him depart in the summer.