West Ham United Nears Loan Deal for Manchester City Midfielder Kalvin Phillips

West Ham is set to cover Phillips’ salary as negotiations over the loan deal continue. Phillips, an England international, is returning to England with the rest of the City squad from Abu Dhabi.

West Ham United is on the verge of securing a loan deal with Manchester City for midfielder Kalvin Phillips for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old midfielder, made available for loan by City, has attracted interest from Juventus, though no agreement has been reached with the Italian club at this stage.

While personal terms are not anticipated to be an obstacle, West Ham is set to cover Phillips’ salary as negotiations over the loan deal continue. Phillips, an England international, is returning to England with the rest of the City squad from Abu Dhabi. Although the deal is not yet finalized, discussions are underway regarding an option to make the move permanent in the summer.

With just two starts for City this season, Phillips is eager to secure regular first-team football and has expressed the desire to leave the Etihad in the January transfer window. West Ham’s interest aligns with their need for reinforcement in the midfield, following the departure of key defensive midfielder Declan Rice to Arsenal for £105 million in the summer. Tomas Soucek, another integral midfielder for West Ham, signed a contract extension until 2027 earlier this year.

Phillips’ potential move to West Ham comes as a strategic step to revive his playing opportunities, as he has struggled to secure a spot in Pep Guardiola’s team at Manchester City, falling down the pecking order in the midfield. As negotiations progress, football enthusiasts await the official announcement of Kalvin Phillips’ loan move to West Ham United.