In January, Kalvin Phillips could leave Manchester City as he weighs his options in preparation for Euro 2024, according to Pep Guardiola.
Since joining the Blues from Leeds in the summer of 2022, Phillips has seldom ever made a start and has only participated in one of the three contests in which Rodri was unable to play. The manager and the player have both spoken about the necessity for Phillips to be playing regularly. Gareth Southgate has continued to pick Phillips for his England squad, and the midfielder started in the 3-1 victory over Italy that ensured their qualifying for the event the following year.
Phillips stated in a statement on Tuesday night: “I want to play football and want to play as much as possible. Due to injuries and [other issues], I haven’t been able to do it for the past 1.5 years. It is something I will have to consider. Hopefully, I get the chance, but if not, I’ll need to make other choices as well.
While there may be players ahead of Phillips in some scenarios, Guardiola claimed that Phillips is sometimes the right fit for the City team. The Blues manager left the door open for Phillips to go in January if he so desired and was able to get employment.
“Now that the transfer window has closed, we are all united here. Kalvin is ideal when we need a game with transitions or games with turmoil,” he remarked.
“There are still one or two guys who can do something better when you have to do it. That is the basic explanation. He will stay until the winter. Nobody knows what will happen after the window is open, therefore I’m not sure what will occur.