Kalvin Phillips eyed by Newcastle: City’s Profit, England’s Concern

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Manchester City might make a substantial profit if Kalvin Phillips moves to Newcastle, suggests a recent report. Despite joining Pep Guardiola’s team, Phillips hasn’t seen much game time at Etihad Stadium this Premier League season.

Since the start of this season, Kalvin Phillips hasn’t started any Premier League match, even though Rodri was injured earlier. The 28-year-old is likely to switch clubs in the January, especially with Gareth Southgate planning for Euro Cup in Germany. Newcastle has been strongly linked to Phillips, but they are cautious about their spending due to Financial Fair Play rules.

Newcastle’s financial approach for Kalvin Philips: Loan deal first

To manage their finances, Newcastle might initially pursue a loan deal for Kalvin Phillips. Reports indicate that a loan could cost around £7 million, but a permanent transfer might reach as high as £50 million, totaling a significant £57 million expenditure. Considering City acquired Kalvin Phillips for £45 million from Leeds 18 months ago, they stand to make a profit if he moves to Newcastle. However, competition for Phillips includes clubs like Juventus, so Newcastle might face challenges in securing his services.

It appears almost certain that Kalvin Phillips will switch clubs by the end of the transfer window, especially as his spot in England’s Euro 2024 squad is on the line. Expressing his concerns about game time, Phillips mentioned in October,

“I know that I need to be playing games and competing every weekend. I’m going to have to make a decision on [my future] over the next months.”

He highlighted his agreement with Gareth Southgate, stating,

“For me to keep my spot, I have to be playing games.”

Kalvin Phillips desires more playing time, which he hasn’t had much of due to injuries and other reasons in the past year and a half. His future remains uncertain, but the decision could shape not just his career but also his contribution to national team.

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