Kalvin Phillips could be on his way to West Ham on loan this January, but Manchester City want an extortionate fee.
David Moyes has been a huge fan of Kalvin Phillips since his Leeds days. The midfielder was sensational for England at the Euros and it was clear to see why he got his big move to Manchester City.
Unfortunately for him, his time under Pep Guardiola has been full of injuries and an overall lack of playing time. It is not like he has been awful when he has featured for the treble-winners, but the quality of their squad has led to him becoming nothing more than a bench warmer.
At the start of the window, Phillips looked certain to be on his way to Newcastle but talkSPORT reported that they refused to pay the ludicrous £7 million loan fee that City are demanding, leaving the door wide open for West Ham.
Our own ExWHUEmployee revealed on The West Ham Way patreon that the East London side could move for him despite the large loan fee. TalkSPORT also believe that the Citizens would like the loan to include an obligation to buy but you can only assume that the Hammers would rather that was an option to buy.
On top of the Irons, Crystal Palace are also interested in signing Phillips with Roy Hodgsen being incredibly vocal about his admiration for the 28 year old.
Obviously, there is every chance that Newcastle could come back in for him as well so our Irons will need to act fast if they are to sign him. It has been clear for all to see that we struggle when Edson Alvarez is unavailable and we are desperate for someone who can play that more defensive role in his absence. Kalvin Phillips certainly has the capability to fulfil that position while also moving slightly further forward when the Mexican is playing. If he can find his fitness then there is no doubt that he will be an excellent addition to the squad.
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