Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is reportedly contemplating his future with the Premier League giants.
The 27-year-old, a regular feature for Leeds United before joining City, has faced limited playing time since his high-profile transfer. Phillips has accumulated just 70 minutes of Premier League action this season and has onle started only two top-flight matches since joining in the summer of 2022, raising questions about his role in the squad.
For now Phillips remains part of Gareth Southgate’s plans for England’s Euro 2024 squad. Concerns about his place persist however, given the competitive nature of the midfield and the need for regular playing minutes to maintain form.
With Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola opting for alternative midfield options like Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, and Rico Lewis, Phillips’ chances of securing a regular spot in the starting XI don’t seem so bright, and there has been speculation aplenty about a potential departure in the January transfer window.
The Mirror reports that while considering his options, Phillips is yet to make a decision about his future at the Etihad Stadium. The Premier League champions are reportedly open to the prospect of a loan departure, but a permanent sale may also be on the table, considering Phillips’ lack of impact since his arrival in Manchester.
Despite his challenges, Phillips is likely to attract interest from various Premier League clubs, given his previous success at Leeds. The midfielder had plenty of suitors this summer had he chosen to leave, including Bayern Munich who considered Phillips before switching their attention to Fulham’s Joao Palhinha.