Pep Guardiola now says if Man City will get a new player to make up for Kalvin Phillips.
Right now, Pep Guardiola has said if Manchester City will get a new player to replace Kalvin Phillips.
The 53-year-old said those things at his press conference before Friday’s FA Cup game against Tottenham.
How likely is it that Manchester City will find a new player to replace Kalvin Phillips? Let’s look…
What the manager said about Phillips
Well, the Spanish player revealed that the England international went to London for a medical with West Ham. However, he said it is unlikely that Txiki Begiristain will find someone to replace the Yorkshireman.
If you asked Guardiola if Manchester City would replace Phillips, he just said, “I don’t think we will replace Kalvin.”
When all is said and done, the Citizens really don’t need to replace the 28-year-old.
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Phillips has only played 89 minutes of Premier League football so far this season, coming on as a replacement four times. This is because Guardiola often puts Rico Lewis or Mateo Kovacic next to Rodri instead of Phillips.
In the UEFA Champions League, one of his only starts was in a dead rubber against Red Star Belgrade. In the Carabao Cup, they lost to Newcastle.
Because of this, Manchester City’s team doesn’t really change even though the player from Leeds is going to West Ham.
Alan Varela is not expected to move to Manchester City now.
These words make it sound like Guardiola isn’t eager to talk about the move to sign Alan Varela from Porto, at least not this month.
A report from Bolavip said that Manchester City was interested in signing the Argentine to replace Phillips, and Liverpool was also interested in getting the South American.
Guardiola, on the other hand, said on September 9 that such a move will not happen this month, unless the Spaniard changes his mind at the last minute.
Still, keep an eye on what’s going on at Manchester City, because anything could happen in the last week of the January transfer window.