Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips has officially completed a loan move to West Ham for the remainder of the season. City’s forgotten midfielder has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at the European champions.
The loan move for Kalvin Phillips has been confirmed by both clubs. Manchester City announced the deal via the official club website.
Kalvin Phillips has joined West Ham on loan until the end of the season.
Best of luck, Kalvin
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 26, 2024
The loan move for Kalvin Phillips will give the England international an opportunity for first-team football. He has struggled for opportunities since arriving at Manchester City. Phillips only made 31 appearances for the European champions during his spell at the club. A combination of injuries, poor form and Rodri’s exceptional play have meant first-team chances have been limited for the former Leeds United midfielder.
With the European Championships coming up this summer Kalvin Phillips will be eager for regular first-team football. He has been a key part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad and will be eager to impress at West Ham.
Pep Guardiola told the media yesterday that if Phillips impressed at West Ham there may be an opportunity for the midfielder at Manchester City. When asked if Phillips could have a future at the club Guardiola said: “Yes, why not? He has to play to make me realise how wrong I was. For the guys who behave well I don’t care, but these kind of persons who help us in every training session and in the minutes he played, with that I always feel what could I do more, so hopefully he can play regularly. And of course. Why not?”
It is now on Kalvin Phillips to impress at West Ham to possibly earn another opportunity at Manchester City.