Kalvin Phillips has failed to make a huge impact at Manchester City since his move from Leeds United, and now it is being reported that manager Pep Guardiola is happy for the defensive midfielder to leave in the January transfer window.
Football Transfers is reporting today that Manchester City are open to selling Kalvin Phillips in January.
The report has claimed that City manager Pep Guardiola actually hopes that Phillips can leave so that he can bring in a replacement.
Manchester City open to selling Kalvin Phillips in January 2024
Guardiola was reportedly ready to sell Phillips to Fulham in the summer transfer window.
The Cottagers and the Citizens were in talks over a deal for Phillips.
Fulham were looking at the former Leeds United star as a potential replacement for Joao Palhinha, who was bound for Bayern Munich in the final days of the summer transfer window.
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Palhinha’s potential move to Bayern collapsed in the final hours, and Phillips stayed at City.
Football Transfers has reported that although City and Guardiola are ready to offload Phillips, the 27-year-old midfielder did not want to leave in the summer transfer window and a potential exit in January depends on what he would like to do.
Kalvin Phillips should seriously consider Manchester City future
In our view, if Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola does not fancy Kalvin Phillips anymore and does not think that he is good enough for his team, then the England international should seriously consider his future.
Yes, of course, all footballers want to be part of a winning team.
And City win loads.
After all, the Citizens won the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup last season.
However, for Phillips personally, it would be a waste if he warms the bench week in and week out and does not get to play.
The midfielder has been a peripheral figure at City since his move from Leeds in the summer of 2022.
Phillips made two starts and 10 substitute appearances in the Premier League for City last season.
The £150,000-a-week (Spotrac) England international has played just 45 minutes in the Premier League so far this campaign.