Juventus and Manchester City open talks over City’s forgotten midfielder

Manchester City and Juventus have begun talks over a possible loan deal for England international Kalvin Phillips. Phillips is expected to depart City after a frustrating spell since arriving at the club from Leeds United.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that the two clubs have begun talks over a possible loan deal for Phillips. Romano also reports that the former Leeds United midfielder is open to the move. Furthermore, he adds that the Italian giants intend to offer a loan deal with an option to buy the midfielder. Romano further reports that City want any but option in the deal to be a mandatory part of any potential deal.

With Juventus and Manchester City beginning talks over Kalvin Phillips it appears his time at the Etihad is coming to an end. It has appeared on the cards for sometime as the midfielder hasn’t been able to force his way into Pep Guardiola’s plans. Phillips decided to stay and fight for his place in the Manchester City squad this past summer. Unfortunately he hasn’t been able to play his way into a regular spot in the treble winners set up. With Rodri an automatic starter for Pep Guardiola Phillips has fallen behind Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes and Rico Lewis in the midfield pecking order.

Pep Guardiola recently apologized for how Phillips time at Manchester City has turned out. When asked about Phillips situation Guardiola said: “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I feel so sorry for my decision for him. I’ve said that many times. He doesn’t deserve what has happened to him and I’m so sorry.”

With Juventus and City beginning talks over Phillips it would appear he is set to depart relatively early in the January transfer window.

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