England midfielder Kalvin Phillips is open to considering options to leave Manchester City in January, This is because the player decided to remain in the squad and fight for a place during the last market window, despite having struggled to get into Pep Guardiola’s team during his first season at the Etihad.
However, Phillips is now losing hope that he can become a starter, especially after being forgotten by the coach in the games against Wolverhampton and Arsenal, in the Premier League, even with Rodri suspended and leaving the club is an option, according to information from ESPN.
The 27-year-old midfielder arrived at Manchester City in a transfer worth more than 43 million euros, to compete with the Spanish midfielder for a place in the team, but was only an option on the bench in matches in which the starter was absent.
Namely, Kalvin Phillips started just one game this season, precisely in the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle in the English League Cup.
This was only the third time the player has appeared in Guardiola’s 11 since arriving at the club.
Therefore, according to information from ESPN sources, with Rodri available again and Manchester City out of the English League Cup, the Englishman fears that opportunities will still be limited until the January transfer window.
As a result, Kalvin Phillips has been linked with a transfer to Bayern Munich, who missed out on signing Fulham midfielder João Palhinha in the last transfer window.
Guardiola is unlikely to stand in Phillips’ way if he makes it clear he wants to leave in January.
A loan move is most likely ahead of negotiations over his permanent future for next season.