Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips looks increasingly likely to depart the treble winners in the January transfer window. The future of the England international has been the subject of speculation of late, and reports indicate he may leave the club for more first-team opportunities.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that it is very likely that Phillips will leave City in January. He further reports that he will fight for a place in City’s squad for the next two months. Romano adds that Phillips plans to be a regular starter elsewhere in 2024.
🚨🔵 Understand both City and player side consider Kalvin Phillips’ January exit ‘very likely’ at this point.
Kalvin will still fight to play as much as possible in the next two months but his plan is to be regular starter elsewhere in 2024.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 22, 2023
Rob Dawson of ESPN had previously reported that Phillips was considering his future with the European champions. Dawson added to his report that the midfielder was keen to maintain his place in Gareth Southgate’s England set-up. It’s also reported by Dawson that the England manager had told Phillips that his England case would be better if he was a regular starter for his club.
It has appeared for some time that Phillips time at City may be coming to an end. Fabrizio Romano’s report indicates that a resolution may come in January. A move for the England international may suit both parties as the move just hasn’t worked out for City or Phillips.
It also appears that there will be plenty of suitors for the former Leeds United midfielder. Mark Douglas of inews.co.uk has previously reported that Newcastle and Everton are two clubs monitoring the situation with Phillips.