Kalvin Philips yet again has been linked with a transfer away from Manchester City, and rightly so. The Englishman hasn’t been directly involved in any game for the Champions and has only been involved in 4 games this season as a substitute.
The former Leeds United midfielder would have seen a bright ray of hope in Kevin De Bruyne’s prolonged injury but his solace was fast broken with another Belgian prodigy in Jeremy Doku. The Belgian international has walked into the shoes of his idol pretty fast and acclimatized himself with the environment of Man City absolutely easily.
Philips will be 28 next month and he has to lay his eyes on the national side as well considering next year’s European Championship in Germany. Although he has been continuously selected in Gareth Southgate’s side, it won’t take long for Southgate to remove a player whom he doesn’t see playing competitive football.
According to reports, Manchester City also is ready to listen to interests from other Premier League clubs and let go of Philips on loan this January. Newcastle have already been linked with him for a long time now and West Ham too have recently shown their liking in the Englishman.
West Ham had already lost Declan Rice to Arsenal this season and with Tomas Soucek’s contract expiring this summer, they view Philips as a potential long-term contract capable to replace the heavy boots of his countryman and Soucek.