Robbie Savage has stated that Kalvin Phillips will represent England at the Euros “regardless of where he ends up” this month.
After an arduous 18 months at the Etihad, the Manchester City midfielder is searching for a new place to call home in January. The Premier League winners are prepared to approve Phillips’ loan departure, but Phillips is adamant that he will play at his next location.
Despite playing little, he has continued to receive caps for England, and Newcastle is one of the top teams interested in signing the former Leeds player. But, Phillips wants confirmation of how much playing time he may anticipate before deciding on his future.
Savage is certain that Southgate will be on the plane no matter what happens in the upcoming months and has supported him to travel to St James’ Park. Some have questioned Southgate’s decision to continue with the 28-year-old despite his lack of games.
He stated to Planet Sport Bet: “Kalvin Phillips plays very little for Manchester City, but Gareth Southgate still picks him for the England team, showing his high regard for the player. No matter where he finishes up at the end of this transfer window, I still believe he will play for the Euros.
Newcastle seems like a terrific choice for him to play Premier League football, if I were him. They have a tremendous fan following, and they definitely need someone in the middle of the midfield. To get himself in the greatest possible shape for the Euros, he needs to go where he believes he’ll play the most football, and coming to Newcastle right now seems like the best option.
During the last Euros, Phillips was a mainstay, settling in at the base of midfield with Declan Rice as England advanced to the final at Wembley. Since then, he’s fallen behind in the standings, with Pep Guardiola having already expressed regret for the insufficient amount of minutes he’s distributed.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he declared. I’m so sorry about what I decided for him. I’ve stated it numerous times. I’m very sad; he doesn’t deserve what has happened to him. All I can say about him is that he is the epitome of the positive qualities and characters I am hoping for.”