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Report: How much West Ham paid Manchester City to sign Kalvin Phillips on loan



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A new report has revealed just how much West Ham United paid Manchester City to secure the services of Kalvin Phillips on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 28-year-old defensive midfielder brought an end to his nightmarish stay at the Etihad Stadium by joining up with long-term admirer David Moyes at the London Stadium, in the hope of tying down more consistent game time this season.

Phillips is eyeing a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the European Championships, but is likely only to make the shortlist through regular game time at the top of the professional game.

As such, the former Leeds United man worked closely with his representatives and Manchester City to find the most suitable move for the player, with a temporary agreement in the south of the country being agreed upon during the closing stages of the January transfer window.

In completing a deal, the Premier League champions also appear to have bagged themselves a fine sum of cash for a six-month loan move for Kalvin Phillips, with claims over the fee being reported by the media this week.

According to the information of Football Insider this week, it is claimed that West Ham United agreed a £3 million loan fee with Manchester City to sign Kalvin Phillips on loan for the second-half of the season.

City are widely understood to have initially asked for around £6 million from interested clubs to take the England international on a temporary basis from last month, but in turn struggled to find anyone willing to meet such terms.

Since joining the Hammers at the end of last month, Kalvin Phillips has appeared in both of West Ham’s subsequent Premier League fixtures, starting one contest and appearing from the substitutes bench in the other.

Both contests have seen Phillips placed under the analytical magnifying glass however, and some onlookers have been critical of his showings in which West Ham conceded goals directly from his losing of possession.

With 68 minutes played in a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at the London Stadium, Phillips subsequently played out the final 18 minutes in a dampening 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford.