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Manchester City lower expectations concerning Kalvin Phillips and a summer transfer



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Premier League champions Manchester City may not be entirely insistent on a summer transfer exit for Kalvin Phillips, according to a new report.

The former Leeds man will be hoping to get his career back on track during the 2024/25 season, following a second successive challenging campaign with Manchester City and their attempts to revive his opportunities on the field in the second-half of the season.

In the recent January transfer window, City opted to finalise an agreement with West Ham United as they looked to secure Phillips the necessary game time to improve his hopes of reaching this summer’s European Championships.

However, inconsistencies in form and individual errors in matches saw Phillips fall out of favour under David Moyes, with an injury prior to the end of the season cutting short his time at the London Stadium.

Now Manchester City find themselves seeking new solutions for their £43 million man, with the player coming to terms with the fact that he is unlikely to find himself in the plans of Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium again.

According to the information of ESPN’s Rob Dawson, Manchester City are not only open to offers for Kalvin Phillips during the upcoming summer transfer market, but are also prepared to sanction a second successive loan move for the midfielder.

Recent reports have indicated a long list of clubs that could approach the Premier League champions over a possible deal for the 28-year-old, with top-flight side Everton among those interested.

Further afield, Scottish Premier League giants Celtic and Rangers have also been linked with a level of interest, whilst reports in Spain have claimed that the player and his representatives have offered themselves to FC Barcelona.

City themselves are likely to recruit in the centre of the park this summer as they prepare for longer-term life without the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, who is still expected to remain at the club beyond this summer’s window.