Now, Fabrizio Romano has revealed what he has learned about Pep Guardiola and Kalvin Phillips from sources inside Manchester City.
Speaking to Caught Offside, the Italian said the things.
What was stated about Pep Guardiola and Kalvin Phillips, then? Now let’s examine…
About Pep Guardiola and Kalvin Phillips’ relationship, Fabrizio Romano shares his thoughts.
Following his transfer from Leeds United in July 2022, the Spaniard has only given the England international two Premier League starts. As a result, he is prepared to loan the player to West Ham.
Although Romano has since stated that Guardiola and Phillips do not have a “negative” relationship, that would imply that there may be problems between the two behind the scenes.
The trustworthy reporter stated: “From what I’ve heard, Kalvin Phillips and Pep Guardiola had a very good connection, despite what has been published elsewhere.
Despite frequently being benched, Phillips has always acted with the utmost professionalism, and Pep was pleased with his demeanour. There were undoubtedly some uncomfortable moments, but that’s a normal aspect of sport, especially at large clubs. From what I’ve been told, though, the connection was positive.
Back in December, Guardiola disclosed that the primary reason he didn’t consider the Yorkshireman for a starting position was because he couldn’t see the player implementing certain tactical ideas before guys like Rodri.
Consequently, it appears that Phillips’ issue at Etihad Stadium was only related to his footballing skills rather than a lack of effort on the part of the 28-year-old.
On Kalvin Phillips, Manchester City is expected to take a loss.
Manchester City is willing to absorb a slight loss on the initial £45 million investment if Phillips performs well at West Ham.
According to Florian Plettenburg of Sky Germany, West Ham might acquire the playmaker permanently this summer for €40 million (£34 million), which would cost Manchester City £11 million. The playmaker was born in Leeds.
However, a team that brags about Manchester City’s wealth won’t give a damn about that.