Alan Nixon reports that West Ham United is about to finalize the loan signing of Kalvin Phillips, a midfielder for Manchester City, for the remainder of the current campaign.
He will receive his full salary from the Hammers, and there is a buyout option.
Phillips has made just four appearances for City this season, and he has yet to start a Premier League match. Even with Rodri’s injury, he hasn’t been able to even sniff a starting spot.
When it comes to game time, the England international has had enough and is searching for a way out.
Phillips piqued the interest of Newcastle United. Sandro Tonali was suspended for betting, Joelinton will miss the remainder of the campaign, and Bruno Guimaraes’ future is in doubt.
But the Magpies have not advanced quickly, giving West Ham a chance to win.
James Ward-Prowse, Edson Alvarez, and Tomas Soucek are just a few of West Ham’s midfield options that Phillips will strengthen and diversify.
Flynn Downes is abroad on loan, Pablo Formals is available, and Lucas Paqueta is out due to injury.
West Ham is eager to bolster their offensive as well. Since Michael Antonio has been sidelined for several months due to an injury, Jarrod Bowen has been leading the line.
In an attempt to bring in a striker, Moyes’ team put in a loan proposal for Jhon Duran of Aston Villa.
The Hammers now need to look for another option, and they have their sights set on Armando Broja of Chelsea, after the Villains rejected the trade.
Before the transfer market closes in nine days, West Ham hopes to acquire Phillips, a new striker, and possibly another attacker.