Kalvin Phillips, a transfer target for Newcastle United, is ‘likely’ to depart Manchester City in January.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano claims that in advance of the summer 2024 competition in Europe, the England international is seeking more regular play. The former Leeds United player is reportedly attracting interest from Premier League teams Newcastle and Everton.
Since leaving Leeds for Man City in the summer of last year for a reported £42 million, Phillips has only started five games. In fewer than 18 months at the club, the 27-year-old has won winners’ medals in the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup, despite not having many first-team starts.
Prior to the January transfer window, the player himself has acknowledged that he needs to make a decision about his future.
After leading The Three Lions to qualification with a 3-1 victory over Italy last month, Phillips declared, “I know that I need to be playing games and competing every weekend.” I will have to decide in the coming months about [my future].
“He [Gareth Southgate] simply says that I need to be playing games in order to maintain my position. That is my desired outcome. On that, I concur with Gareth.
“I want to play football and want to play as much as possible,” Phillips continued. I haven’t been able to accomplish it for the past 1.5 years because of [other circumstances] and ailments.
That is something I will need to consider. I’m hoping that my opportunity will present itself, but if not, I’ll need to make other choices as well.