Newcastle is prepared to keep going after Kalvin Phillips. – London Club News
It is anticipated that Kalvin Phillips would go from Manchester City in the January transfer window. Although they are in the lead to sign Phillips, Newcastle is thinking about a first-year loan deal. The suspension of Sandro Tonali has the Magpies looking for reinforcements.
According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to 90min, Newcastle United wants to bolster their midfield by pursuing Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips during the January transfer window.
The Magpies are looking to bolster their midfield, especially after their main summer acquisition, Sandro Tonali, was banned for the remainder of the season for bet-related crimes.
Newcastle showed interest in Phillips before they were aware that Tonali would soon be suspended, and sources have allegedly told the team that Manchester City is willing to let Phillips leave in January.
Newcastle would rather have Phillips first signed on loan because of budgetary concerns over Financial Fair Play restrictions. Although Manchester City is amenable to such a deal, they would only consent to it provided Newcastle had the opportunity to buy a copy later on.
Newcastle seems to be a very desirable destination for the 27-year-old midfielder, despite interest from other clubs throughout England and Europe, including Aston Villa, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Borussia Dortmund, and Juventus.
By Christmas, Phillips intended to be back playing regularly at Manchester City, where he had high expectations for himself. But it’s becoming more and more clear that Pep Guardiola has other ideas for the club’s future.
Despite having overcome his injury issues from his first season at Etihad Stadium, Phillips has played in just 215 minutes this season and has only started one game, which ironically resulted in a 1-0 loss at Newcastle in the Carabao Cup third round.
Throughout this season’s international windows, Phillips has been a member of Gareth Southgate’s England squad despite having little playing experience at the club level.
In addition, Newcastle and Feyenoord are negotiating for Newcastle to end Yankuba Minteh’s loan period in January. The winger’s efforts in the Netherlands have pleased his parent club, and he returned to Tyneside for treatment on a hamstring issue.