West Ham set to sign Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips on loan with option to buy

As per David Ornstein of The Athletic, West Ham are set to sign Kalvin Phillips on a six-month loan deal from Manchester City.

The two sides are said to have reached an agreement with one another, with the London side set to cover the player’s full wages. As such, personal terms between Phillips and The Hammers are not expected to be an issue, with the England international wanting to move away from City this January.

The agreement will see the 28-year-old undergo medical tests on Wednesday 24th January, before joining David Moyes’ side on a loan deal until the end of the season, at which point it is understood West Ham will have the option to make the move permanent.

The Europa Conference League champions have been in talks with City for a while, and have now seemingly beaten of interest from multiple top clubs for the midfielder, including Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, and Juventus – all of which have been interested.

The move to the London Stadium will see Phillips gain valuable minutes as he looks to secure a spot in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2024 squad, having failed to make a significant impact under Pep Guardiola since his £41m move to City from Leeds United in July 2022 – as he played just 608 minutes in all competitions last campaign, and 312 this season for The Citizens.

As for West Ham, Phillips will be a quality addition to an already talanted and well-rounded midfield, joining the likes of Lucas Paquetá, Edson Álvarez, Tomáš Souček, and James Ward-Prowse, as The Claret and Blues look to fill the gap left by club-record sale Declan Rice in the summer and compete at the top level of the Premier League and Europa League for the rest of the campaign.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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