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“January Transfer Buzz: Table-Toppers Eyeing 27-Year-Old Man City Star, Guardiola Concerned About His Form”

Tottenham are interested in signing Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City in January, as Pep Guardiola has lost trust in the 27-year-old.

According to Football Transfers, this is the case.

So, what is the most recent news about Kalvin Phillips? Let us have a look…

What is the backstory?

Since his £45 million move from Leeds in July 2022, the England international has only made two Premier League starts.

Despite Rodri receiving a three-match ban, Guardiola chose Mateo Kovacic and Rico Lewis over Phillips in the Premier League.

According to iNews, the Manchester City No.4 is increasingly set to depart the Etihad Stadium as a result of the issue, with Everton and Newcastle reportedly interested.

Tottenham, on the other hand, has shown an interest.

Football Transfers believe Ange Postecoglou wants midfield reinforcements at Spurs, and is alert to the situation involving Phillips.

The 58-year-old has dropped Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from the starting XI since taking over from Antonio Conte, so perhaps a different type of midfield profile is wanted in N17.

Manchester City should be wary of selling Kalvin Phillips to Tottenham

In usual circumstances, a sale to Spurs would be a sensible option for Manchester City.

However, Tottenham are currently top of the Premier League, and find themselves in a strong position to challenge the Citizens for the title.

Therefore, Guardiola should be wary of strengthening a direct Premier League rival, even if the Spaniard doesn’t feel Phillips is good enough to start for Manchester City.

According to The Athletic, the 52-year-old thinks his No.4 is particularly struggling when it comes to receiving passes from the backline and playing the ball quickly.

A summer sale to Tottenham would be fine, but handing Spurs a boost midway through a title race would not be a wise decision – it could ensure Postecoglou has the squad depth to mount a serious challenge.

Be sure to keep an eye on this situation, as Phillips looks set to leave Manchester City this winter.

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