Manchester City Transfer News: Juventus interested in signing Kalvin Phillips despite Pep Guardiola’s unwillingness to sell the Englishman

Manchester City have a top talent in Kalvin Phillips, who is very highly rated by many Premier League clubs. The Englishman was once one of the most exciting players at Leeds United before finally making the move to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

He was expected to be crucial to them, but instead has not managed to make any impact. He has been on the bench, and it seems that his career at Manchester City will never really take off. And he is now linked with a club overseas, which could revitalize his career.

Juventus want to sign Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Philips is reportedly considering a move away from the club during the January transfer window in search of more playing time at another club. Despite Rodri missing some recent games, he hasn’t received much playing time. He is currently expected to go out on loan, although a permanent departure is also a possibility.

Serie A giants Juventus are among the frontrunners to sign him. The Italian side has already reached out to City regarding a loan deal that would last until the end of the current season. Juventus, due to financial constraints, are reportedly considering an initial loan deal that includes a buy option. However, City would like the buy option to be mandatory.

Other Premier League clubs such as Newcastle United and other foreign clubs are also interested. But Philips himself prefers Juventus, likely due to their current form and the fact that they are a big and historical club. The chance to play with manager Massimiliano Allegri is also appealing to him, due to their shared playing vision.

With the Euros fast approaching, it seems likely that Kalvin Phillips would also be interested in making the move. Playing as many games as possible is crucial for him to prove himself, and Juventus could potentially provide that opportunity.

Pep Guardiola talks on Kalvin Phillips future

Recently, manager Pep Guardiola was asked about the player and his future with them. He said the situation was still uncertain but admitted it was not easy at all. He said, “Kalvin Phillips is a player with us, I don’t want to anticipate anything ahead of January. Everybody knows the situation he has, and it depends on what happens, we will talk. We will talk about how is the market in January, it’s not easy… I don’t know!”

Even if Kalvin isn’t a mainstay, Pep’s squad still needs solid backups. The team has lost several key players, including Riyad Mahrez, Cole Palmer, and Ilkay Gundogan, during the summer without finding suitable replacements. This has been costly for them, as injuries have further hindered their progress in the league. Hence, City should consider exploring the market for potential reinforcements prior to allowing Kalvin’s departure.

This Wednesday in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals, Manchester City will face off against Urawa Reds. Hopefully, Kalvin Phillips will have the opportunity to showcase his skills and prove his value to the clubs that are interested in him.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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