Kalvin Phillips is gone. The loan is to be completed soon and was confirmed today.
⚒️ Kalvin Phillips to West Ham, here we go! Loan deal agreed with Man City and also on player side. One more from Tim Steidten.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 23, 2024
Understand it will also include an option to buy clause in June for #WHUFC.
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The deal will have a buy option. This concludes a bad signing by the club and gets relief on the squad and depth wise, to replace him with someone that will play.
For all his faults, Phillips is still a PL caliber player and can and will do a job for the Hammers. Even if the buy fee is friendly (reports of 12-16M) that will help offset his high cost.
A report claiming buy option is higher than thought originally:
West Ham has secured an option to buy Kalvin Phillips of around €40m in the summer.— Manchestericonic (@manchestriconic) January 23, 2024
Chalk this up to a wrong signing at the wrong time. It could have worked, but Pep Guardiola has made clear he had no spot at Campus Etihad anymore.
Best of luck to him.