Man City allows a player earning £150,000 per week to sign for a competitor in the Premier League
Kalvin Phillips is now permitted to go on loan to Premier League rivals Newcastle by Manchester City.
That’s what talkSPORT says.
What’s new with Kalvin Phillips at Manchester City, then? Let’s examine this.
The go-ahead for Kalvin Phillips to join Newcastle
In order to increase their chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, the Magpies are eager to sign the England international in order to join Manchester City in the top four come May.
As injuries continue to plague Newcastle, Eddie Howe has presided over a record of only one victory in their last seven games. TalkSPORT now reports that a loan deal involving Phillips has been agreed.
Newcastle wants to sign Manchester City’s No. 4 permanently in January, but they lack the cash to do so. Sandro Tonali is currently on a ban.
The £150,000-a-week player’s loan move to Tyneside is expected to happen in January, as the Telegraph reports that Newcastle is confident in reaching an agreement. Despite this, the Citizens have no intentions to stop the move.
As Manchester City defeated Everton 3-1 on Wednesday, Phillips was once again benched. Guardiola previously acknowledged that the 28-year-old occasionally finds it difficult to adjust to his tactical ideas.
Juventus and Manchester City might also conduct business.
Not just Newcastle is keeping an eye on Phillips.
Juventus is also interested, according to TalkSPORT, and the Yorkshireman has stated he would be delighted to join the Italian powerhouses, according to Calciomercato.
Of course, that would guarantee that Phillips doesn’t end up fortifying a Premier League rival, so maybe Manchester City would rather that.
Nevertheless, if the loan goes well, Newcastle will probably pay the reported £40 million asking price in the summer, while Juventus may barter given the difference in income between Serie A and the Premier League.