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Manchester City midfielder sustains potentially season-ending injury – Details revealed in separate report



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The ongoing season for Kalvin Phillips looks to have ended prior to the final day of the season, with a new report revealing an injury sustained by the England international.

The 28-year-old has endured a second successive problematic season in top-level football, with his first season issues at Manchester City largely seeing heavily restricted game-time for the midfielder as he struggled to acclimatise to Pep Guardiola’s system.

Many believed that the second season could be different for the former Leeds United man, with supporters often understanding that it takes many players once campaign to gauge a stronger understanding of what is required of them in a Pep Guardiola side.

However, having endured similar struggles during the first-half of the ongoing season, and a European Championship campaign with England on the horizon, a decision was made to sanction a loan move for Phillips at West Ham.

Unfortunately for the defensive midfielder, individual errors, restricted game-time, and now an injury has created even further problems for Kalvin Phillips, who is very likely to be sold by Manchester City during the upcoming summer transfer window.

As first reported by The Athletic’s Dan Sheldon and Sam Lee, Phillips’ season at West Ham looks set to be over after picking up an injury, with the midfielder possibly set for an early return to City for treatment on the problem.

The report details that it is yet to be decided where Kalvin Phillips will undergo his rehabilitation, with both West Ham and Manchester City’s medical departments currently in discussions.

While the problem was first understood to be unknown, a subsequent report from The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath revealed that the on-loan Manchester City man had sustained a calf problem.

It remains unknown whether Manchester City will look to recruit a direct replacement for Kalvin Phillips during the upcoming summer transfer window, however there is a clear intention to sign talent in the central areas.

The wider belief is that there is significant interest from within the Etihad Stadium in both Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes and West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta – with both players knowing eachother well from their time together at Olympique Lyonnais.

Manchester City are also believed to be drawing together contingency plans concerning the longer-term future of Kevin De Bruyne, with the 32-year-old attracting growing attention and interest from the Saudi Arabian game amid his contractual situation at the club.