England midfielder Kalvin Phillips will join West Ham on a temporary loan from Manchester City for the remainder of the current season.
When Phillips, 28, moved from Leeds to City in July 2022 as part of a £45 million transfer, he inked a six-year contract.
But under Pep Guardiola, he has not fared well, making only two starts this season across all competitions.
It now seems that Phillips, who is also of interest to Juventus, will have a medical later this week in London.
Personal terms shouldn’t present any issues because Phillips’ pay will be paid for by the Hammers, and there will be a chance to make the transfer permanent.
Although many teams had shown interest in Phillips, Newcastle and other teams have decided not to pursue him due to City’s demand for a substantial loan fee.
After spending a warm-weather training camp in Abu Dhabi, Phillips, who is still a member of Gareth Southgate’s England team, is returning to the UK today along with the rest of the City team.
David Moyes, the manager of the Hammers, would be pleased to have Phillips on board temporarily since he has been keen to bolster a team decimated by a string of injuries.
In the meantime, Phillips—who has only started two games in the English top division in the past eighteen months—is probably going to use it as a chance to show off his skills before the European Championship in Germany this summer.