As talks start, the player has now informed Man City that he wants to leave in 2024.
As negotiations with Newcastle begin, Kalvin Phillips has now informed Manchester City that he wants to depart, but there is a snag.
That’s what TEAMtalk says.
What’s new with Kalvin Phillips at Manchester City, then? Let’s examine this.
The Kalvin Phillips issue appears.
According to reports, the England international has requested to depart, and Pep Guardiola will reportedly grant his request.
But even if talks on a loan agreement have begun with Newcastle, there is a disagreement between the Citizens and the Magpies about one particular point.
According to a TEAMtalk article, Eddie Howe’s team would prefer a straight loan, but Manchester City wants Newcastle to accept an obligation to purchase Phillips at the end of the year.
Given that the Manchester City No. 4 hasn’t played much recently—just two Premier League starts since his £45 million transfer from Leeds United in July 2022—you can understand Newcastle’s viewpoint.
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Thus, it is evident that Howe wants to give Phillips a thorough examination before agreeing to a long-term contract; the Citizens are rumoured to be seeking £40 million for the Yorkshireman.
Juventus is vying for the signing of the 28-year-old as well.
There has been no word on Phillips’ verbal agreement to join the Italian powerhouses, despite a rumour from Calciomercato claiming as much.
Newcastle should be given a straight loan by Manchester City.
We can see why Manchester City would like to have an option to acquire that is required.
But that would have a set cost, which may reduce the amount Manchester City could earn in the summer if Phillips performs well.
When the Leeds-born virtuoso returns to his previous level while on loan at Newcastle, there will probably be increased demand for his services in the summer, which could lead to a bidding battle.
It’s important to monitor this scenario closely because anything can happen in the Phillips saga.