Kalvin Phillips transfer saga: Juventus enters the fray, while Premier League rivals emerge as front-runners

According to reports, Juventus is interested in Kalvin Phillips during the January transfer window.

Juventus Keen On Kalvin Phillips
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The Man City player, who has seen limited action this season with only eight appearances across all competitions, is reportedly considering a move that could rejuvenate his career.

Due to his minimal playing time, there have been rumors linking Phillips with a departure from the Etihad Stadium.

Calcio Mercato suggests that Juventus might serve as a potential escape route for the Englishman. According to the outlet, a loan move in the upcoming January window could be a mutually beneficial option.

A permanent transfer seems unlikely, given the reported complications arising from Phillips’ salary and price tag, which may pose challenges for the Serie A giants.

Time is of the essence for Juventus, as Newcastle is reportedly at the forefront of clubs expressing interest in the 27-year-old.

Pep Guardiola has previously emphasized his willingness to facilitate the departure of players like Phillips if it aligns with the interests of all parties involved.

He stated that blocking transfers is not something big clubs do, as decisions are made for the benefit of players, both clubs, and sometimes, agents.

Newcastle is actively seeking to bolster its midfield in the New Year, particularly to cover for Sandro Tonali, who is currently serving a ten-month ban for illegal betting.

In addition to Phillips, the Magpies have been linked with a move for former Wolves player Ruben Neves, now playing in Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal. However, potential hindrances to this move include Premier League clubs proposing a ban on loans between teams with the same owners.

Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips

Defender, Midfielder


Age: 28

179 cm

72 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 4 10 Missed
Minutes 89 22.3 Avg
Goals 0 0.0 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 3 0.8 Avg
Passes 62 15.588.8% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 4 times for 89 minutes for Premier League.

Kalvin Phillips didn’t score any goal for Manchester City. He procured no assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in Premier League. In the last match Manchester City drew 4-4 against Chelsea. The next match in Premier League will be against Liverpool.

Manchester City performance and stats

Manchester City

Manager: Josep Guardiola i Sala
Rank 3rd
Win 9
Draw 3
Loss 2
Goals 36-16
Diff 20

Manchester City is currently 1st in the Premier League with 28 points.

In the last 12 games, it has won 9 times, drawn once, and lost twice. In its last match, Manchester City drawn 4-4 against Chelsea.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 32 goals and conceding 12.​

Manchester City will play the next match in Premier League against Liverpool on Saturday 25th of November in Manchester.​