Kalvin Phillips has been signed by West Ham United on a loan from Manchester City.
West Ham and Man City have agreed to let Phillips to play out the rest of the season on loan, according to a story published by The Athletic on Tuesday.
After the loan term expires, there is no way to purchase Phillips. West Ham will pay the loan fee in full as well as his entire salary.
“I’m really happy to be here,” he remarked. I’m eager to start since there has always been a lot of conjecture about me moving to West Ham.
“I’m excited to be a part of the club’s second half of the season because there is so much to look forward to.”
“We can give the West Ham supporters a lot to cheer about between now and the end of the season if I can come in and add the quality that I know I’m capable of. This is an incredible group.”
“We are really pleased to bring a player of Kalvin’s calibre to West Ham,” said David Moyes, the manager of West Ham.
He is someone we have long admired, and we think he will give our team more strength and competition.
“Kalvin is a proven Premier League midfielder for England; we are thrilled to have him join the team and look forward to working with him.”
Phillips will play for West Ham wearing the No. 11 shirt.
He had a medical with West Ham on Thursday before flying back to England with the rest of the City team from Abu Dhabi, where they had finished a warm-weather training camp.
Pep Guardiola, the manager of City, revealed on Thursday that Phillips was getting close to leaving the Etihad, expressing his desire that “he can play the minutes he deserves that I couldn’t give to him.”
Juventus was also considering a possible transfer for Phillips following City’s decision to make him available on loan.
Declan Rice, a defensive midfielder, was sold by West Ham to Arsenal for £105 million ($134 million) in the summer. Edson Alvarez from Ajax and James Ward-Prowse from Southampton completed the midfield strengthening. This season, fellow midfielder Tomas Soucek, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this one, inked a new agreement that would last until 2027.
Phillips moved from Leeds United to City in 2022, but since then, he has failed to get regular playing time. He has only made 16 Premier League appearances and has only been allowed to start twice this season in all competitions.