West Ham 'announcement close' to sign Kalvin Phillips

West Ham ‘announcement close’ to sign Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips, a midfielder for Manchester City, will join West Ham United on loan at the London Stadium until the end of the current campaign. Kalvin Phillips, a midfielder for Manchester City Highlights

Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City is about to join West Ham United on a loan at the London Stadium.
With the Irons, the 28-year-old seeks to reclaim his position as one of the top midfielders in the Premier League after struggling to make an impression under Pep Guardiola.
Before the transfer window closes on February 1st, David Moyes’ team is also in negotiations to sign Nordsjaelland winger Ibrahim Osman for an estimated £15 million.

West Ham United hopes to finalize an agreement to capture Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips on a loan “by the weekend,” as Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports reports that the London Stadium has confirmed the transfer “now looks close.”

Due to a recent wave of injuries and international departures, David Moyes’ team may decide to bolster their roster in the final days of the 2024 winter transfer window.

The Irons have had a successful 2023–24 season thus far, finishing first in their group and sixth in the Premier League. They have also guaranteed their spot in the Europa League’s round of 16 by winning their group. Under Pep Guardiola, Phillips has found it difficult to break into the starting lineup for Manchester City. With a move to West Ham, he hopes to reclaim his position as one of the top midfield players in the league.
Phillips will be moving to West Ham following a trying 18 months at Manchester City.

After leaving Leeds United in the summer of 2022 to join Manchester City in a £45 million move, Phillips would have thought that the opportunity to sign with the Premier League team would have given him the opportunity to step up his game. But since leaving Elland Road, things haven’t quite gone as planned for the 28-year-old.

Under Guardiola, Phillips has struggled to get playing time and has mostly been benched or on the treatment list during the 2022–2023 season. In spite of this, the hero from Leeds was a member of the City team that became the first English team to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in history—a feat last accomplished by Manchester United in 1999.
The Kalvin Phillips

The 2023–24 campaign might have given Phillips a chance to establish himself in Guardiola’s lineup after captain Ilkay Gundogan left for Barcelona at the end of his contract. But in August 2023, City acquired Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Phillips has fallen farther down the hierarchy as a result of Kevin De Bruyne’s injury comeback.

Thus, it comes as little surprise that West Ham and Man City have agreed to allow Phillips join on loan until the conclusion of the 2023–2024 campaign, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic. In addition to paying the England international’s whole wage, the Irons will have the opportunity to acquire him outright in the summer if they agree to meet the Sky Blues’ valuation. On January 22, transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano stated to GIVEMESPORT that West Ham was “really trying” to sign Phillips.

Kalvin Phillips – stats compared to midfielders in Europe’s big five leagues & UCL/UEL
Statistic Per 90 Percentile
Shots total 1.88 90
Passes attempted 87.10 98
Pass completion rate 92.4% 99
Clearances 1.70 79
Aerial duels won 1.70 83
All stats according to FBref, correct as of 24-01-24

Phillips, Dharmesh Sheth, is anticipated in London “within the next 24 hours.”

Phillips is anticipated to arrive in London in the next 24 hours to finish his medical at West Ham, Sheth has been informed. Before the midfield player arrives at the London Stadium, the Sky Sports reporter thinks that the transaction will soon be announced. Sheth said to GIVEMESPORT this am on Wednesday:

An announcement appears to be imminent. The two clubs have reached an agreement. We believe there is a buyout option available for West Ham, and the loan is valid until the end of the current campaign. According to the information I received this morning, he and the rest of the Manchester City team are back in the United Kingdom. He is anticipated in London over the next 24 hours in advance of a medical examination. They were in Abu Dhabi for warm-weather training. If everything goes according to plan, that deal should be finished by the weekend.
News about West Ham transfers, including an update on Ibrahim Osman

Prior to the last few days of the 2024 winter transfer window, West Ham has not yet revealed any big arrivals before Phillips’ departure from Manchester City is official. But as they aim for a fourth straight European qualifying, the Irons plan to add more players before the market deadline of February 1.

Sheth claims that West Ham is in negotiations to sign Ibrahim Osman, a winger for Nordsjaelland, for an estimated £15 million. The 19-year-old attended the same Right to Dream program as Mohammed Kudus, the attacker for the Irons at the moment. Osman has contributed nine goals in 29 games for Nordsjaelland in the 2023–24 campaign, but he will probably have to wait for a Premier League opportunity in Moyes’ squad.

After losing to Championship team Bristol City in the FA Cup Third Round, the Hammers will take a two-week vacation before playing in the Premier League again. On February 1st, Moyes’ team will play in-form AFC Bournemouth in an attempt to get three points and cut the gap on the top four spots.

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