Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are interested in City midfielder

With no space with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, English midfielder Kalvin Phillips is expected to change his ways in the current transfer window.

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As a result, several clubs are trying to loan the 28-year-old player and according to The Telegraph, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid are among those interested in the athlete, who hopes to define his fate next week.

It is worth remembering that Kalvin Phillips was signed by City for 50 million euros in the middle of 2022, but did not establish himself. After the World Cup, he received public criticism from Pep Guardiola for re-presenting himself as overweight. 

In the current season, the former Leeds United player has played just 89 minutes in four Premier League games.

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With this, the expectation was that he would be traded at the beginning of 2023/24, but Kalvin remained in Manchester. Now, several English clubs are competing for the midfielder, with an eye on an emergency alternative in the middle of the season.

Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace are some of them. Paquet√°’s team sees the City player as an option to replace the Brazilian player, who is injured.

Furthermore, the dispute also involves non-English clubs. Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid are looking to sign Kalvin. Juventus is another interested party. It is seen in the market as a cheap option, but negotiation involves the obligation or not to purchase at the end of the loan.

Phillips would be likely to remain in England, with an eye on Gareth Southgate’s Eurocup squad. A starter and standout in the last Euro, in 2021, he went to Qatar, but as a substitute and only played in two games. In 2023, he took the field in six games for the English team.

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