🚨NEWS : Despite a challenging season that saw Kalvin Phillips struggle to make an impact at both Manchester City and West Ham, the English midfielder is reportedly poised for a Premier League lifeline


Kalvin Phillips, the talented midfielder, is poised to receive a surprise Premier League lifeline despite a dismal season with Manchester City and West Ham United. Phillips’ campaign was marked by limited game time, making just four appearances for Man City before being loaned out to West Ham in January. His spell at the Hammers was equally underwhelming, with only eight league appearances to his name.

The 28-year-old’s disappointing form resulted in his omission from Gareth Southgate’s provisional England squad for Euro 2024. However, Everton, who expressed interest in Phillips in January, are now exploring a loan move to revive his career. According to The Daily Mail, Manchester City prefer a permanent sale, but Everton’s financial constraints and ongoing takeover uncertainty make it difficult to determine their summer transfer budget.

Everton’s interest in Phillips predates his West Ham loan, but their relegation battle and limited resources pushed them down the pecking order, with Newcastle United also vying for his signature. With Amadou Onana likely to depart for Barcelona, Sean Dyche is keen to bolster his midfield options ahead of the new season.

Leeds United, Phillips’ former club, had hoped to re-sign him after their promotion to the Premier League, but their Championship play-off final defeat to Southampton has put those plans on hold. Phillips’ impressive performances at Leeds in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons prompted Manchester City to spend £42 million on him in 2022. However, he struggled to make an impact at the Etihad, playing just 16 league games, including only two starts, before his loan move to West Ham. Despite his recent struggles, Everton see potential in the midfielder and are willing to offer him a fresh start.

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