Man City has stated their stance on Kalvin Phillips’ move, shocking any interested clubs.
Since moving from Leeds United to Manchester City in the summer of 2022, Kalvin Phillips has struggled to get consistent playing time, and the Premier League winners are willing to let him go in January.
Despite Kalvin Phillips’s meagre starting total of five games in his fifteen months at the Etihad, Manchester City still wants to turn a profit on the England midfielder.
The Premier League winners have set an asking price of £50 million and are aware that many teams are interested in signing the former Leeds favorite when the transfer window opens in January. Compared to the £42 million City paid the Yorkshire club in the summer of 2022, that represents a solid £8 million markup.
In the transfer market, City is an extremely tough negotiator. When West Ham showed interest in Phillips in the summer, they were willing to let him go for less than £40 million.
However, the athlete admitted to the Etihad executives that he still desired to show Pep Guardiola that he was capable of performing for the Treble winners. But City is now hoping to profit from the rush to sign him.
This season, Phillips has made three appearances for England, although Guardiola was not impressed with him when midfield mainstay Rodri was recently suspended.
Now that he is prepared to move on, Phillips wants to secure his spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championships in the summer of 2020.
Newcastle is in the red when Sandro Tonali, a £55 million acquisition, was suspended for ten months after the Italian acknowledged violating gaming laws in his native nation. The Toon will have no trouble paying the sum that City has requested.
However, Liverpool, Juventus, West Ham, and Aston Villa are vying with Newcastle for the player, who will turn 28 in December.
Just two of Phillips’ 25 City appearances have come from starts in the Premier League.