Juventus looming as a destination for Manchester City’s forgotten midfielder

Juventus are looming as a destination for Manchester City’s forgotten midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The former Leeds midfielder has struggled for minutes again this season. It follows on from an injury-interrupted debut season at the European champions for Phillips. A move appears on the cards in January for the England international as looks to solidify his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for next year’s European Championships.

Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail reports that Juventus are among the clubs exploring the possibility of a deal for Phillips. In addition to Juventus having an interest in the midfielder, Gaughan adds that they play with a five-man midfield which could suit Phillips. With Juventus involved in a close Serie A title race with Inter Milan, they are looking to strengthen their squad Gaughan also reports.

Since completing a move to Manchester City in the summer of 2022 it has been a struggle for Kalvin Phillips at the treble winners. He has only made 29 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side. The majority of his appearances have been as a substitute. Phillips has only made one start so far this season for City which came in their 1-nil defeat to Newcastle in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The midfielder has only made 8 appearances this season for Manchester City.

It would appear that Phillips has reached the end of his time at the European champions. With Juventus reportedly keen to make a move for the midfielder a move to Italy may suit Phillips. Scott Wilson has previously reported for the Northern Echo that Newcastle United could also make a move for the midfielder in January.

If Kalvin Phillips does decide to leave Manchester City in January there is no shortage of suitors for his services according to reports.

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