Tottenham has been linked to a January transfer for Kalvin Phillips, a midfielder for Manchester City. It appears that the England international, who originally cost the club approximately £42 million, will be leaving after just 18 months of service.
Nevertheless, since moving to the Etihad Stadium, the 28-year-old has only made 16 Premier League games due to a series of injury concerns and fierce competition for spots in Pep Guardiola’s midfield.
With players like Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham securing spots in Gareth Southgate’s team over the last two years, Phillips is reportedly eager to leave City in order to help England qualify for Euro 2024. Numerous teams, including Juventus and Newcastle, have been linked to a move for the midfield player.
Spurs have also been cited as possible suitors for Phillips, although it is understood by football.london that the team is not currently considering a move for the England international. With Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Oliver Skipp, Pape Matar Sarr, and Yves Bissouma all capable of playing in Ange Postecoglou’s lineup, the team is already well-stocked in this area of the field.
Spurs have occasionally lacked depth in this area, but any trade for Phillips would be foolish given Bentancur’s recent recovery from a serious injury and the availability of Sarr and Bissouma after the Africa Cup of Nations. Spurs will keep looking into loan-back arrangements with young players who are on the rise, just as they did with players like Sarr and Udogie.
Spurs have already invested heavily in transfers this season, adding Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin in January following the summer arrivals of Brennan Johnson, James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Guglielmo Vicario, Alejo Veliz and Manor Solomon, as well as making loan moves permanent for Pedro Porro and Dejan Kulusevski.