‘The problem’… Journalist shares what he’s heard about potential Spurs swoop for £150k-a-week Man City star

Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips has recently been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur – but journalist Ben Jacobs doesn’t believe a move to be likely.

It is widely expected that Phillips, 27, will be leaving the Etihad Stadium this month.

It appears to be a matter of what grounds he will depart on at this time.

Despite having opportunities to play, such as when Rodri received a red card against Nottingham Forest and was subsequently suspended for three games, Phillips has hardly appeared for City this season.

It’s expected that he will depart in the upcoming weeks because Pep Guardiola doesn’t think highly of him; Newcastle United and Juventus are the teams that have been named the most.

Spurs, however, have also been mentioned as a potential choice; nonetheless, Jacobs has expressed doubts about that specific trade becoming place.

Kalvin Phillips unlikely to make move from Manchester City to Tottenham Hotspur

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It was reported back in October that Johan Lange, the technical director of Spurs, was a big fan of Phillips and that the team was eager to sign him.

But when it comes to Phillips, the people in north London haven’t received much attention lately.

However, journalist Ben Jacobs brought up his name during a conversation in a video on the Last Word On Spurs YouTube channel.

A number of names that have been linked with Spurs were put to Jacobs, and he spoke a little bit about what he knows of Phillips.

“I doubt there’s a lot in Kalvin Phillips for Spurs,” he remarked. He clearly needs more game time. Manchester City wants to lend money to Kalvin Phillips with a buy-back obligation, which is the issue. Or there would be a hefty cost if it were to be a straightforward loan, which is not what they would desire. Spurs won’t find any value in that, in my opinion.

“But once more, Phillips is a midfielder and he kind of has (Conor) Gallagher’s profile, so they might want to bolster there.”

It’s been reported that City would demand a payment of at least £5 million if it were to loan Phillips out initially.

Kalvin Phillips to Spurs would be very surprising

Even while Guardiola may not think highly of £150,000-a-week player Phillips for his own team, the Spaniard would undoubtedly want to prevent Phillips from potentially improving a Premier League opponent.

With one more game played, Spurs are currently only one point behind City in the standings.

Given his impressive debut season, Ange Postecoglou and the Spurs deserve to be considered seriously. Even though they might end up failing, City isn’t willing to take the chance of them becoming a stronger team.

Although Phillips’ transfer to City may not have gone as planned, he is a player there and could certainly improve a different team.

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