West Ham United are monitoring the situation of England and Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips after a disappointing first season at the Etihad Stadium.
The 27-year-old has struggled to displace Rodri at the base of the City midfield and has lost his place in the England setup as well with Gareth Southgate putting his trust in Declan Rice and Real Madrid-bound superstar Jude Bellingham instead.
West Ham want Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips
And according to The Times writer Paul Hirst, Phillips’ future will be decided by manager Pep Guardiola in the summer with West Ham linked with making a move for the midfielder who is yet to start a single match in the Premier League this season.
Nicknamed the Yorkshire Pirlo, Phillips was a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United side which won promotion to the Premier League in 2020 and impressive performances at Elland Road led to Guardiola forking out $53m in the summer.
Despite this, Phillips has failed to adapt to City’s style of play and after Rodri was rested for City’s FA Cup semi-final match against Sheffield United, captain Ilkay Gundogan was picked to play in the holding midfield role ahead of the Englishman, leading to questions about whether Phillips would ever start a match in a sky blue shirt.