Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips may be on his way out of the club. Despite the whopping £49 million the Citizens invested to secure him from Leeds, Phillips’ role in Guardiola’s victorious team last season could be considered marginal.
His contributions were mostly seen in non-vital matches, such as with Newcastle in the League Cup and Red Star in the Champions League. As a result, the player is now on the market, with Juventus amongst other interested parties. However, according to a report in the Guardian, the City is not planning any discounts.
Manchester City’s asking price is a hefty £8 million for a loan until June, a figure that could deter interested clubs. Besides Juventus, there’s an interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. In the Premier League, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham have also joined the race.
However, no team, at the moment, has taken the first step forward. Guardiola was reportedly coy when questioned about the midfielder by journalists.
Crystal Palace’s manager, Roy Hodgson, on the other hand, conceded to reporters, “The only way to secure Phillips is on a loan deal”. He, however, suggested that Palace can’t meet the current figures being demanded by Manchester City.