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Guardiola tells Manchester City to offload Tottenham target

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told the club to offload Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Kalvin Phillips in January.

Kalvin Phillips is set to leave Manchester City in January with Pep Guardiola ready to sanction an exit early in 2024.

That is according to the Daily Star, who claim that City will now allow Phillips to leave the club in January.

City spent £45million on Phillips in the summer of 2022, luring him away from Leeds United as competition for Rodri.

Phillips hasn’t managed to become a regular first-team player at City though, and hasn’t even been starting when Rodri has been unavailable.

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Pep Guardiola ready to axe Kalvin Phillips

The time has come for Phillips to leave City, especially with Euro 2024 on the horizon.

Reports from the Daily Star now suggest that City are ready to offload Phillips during the January transfer window.

It’s stated that Guardiola has now told the City hierarchy to let Phillips go.

City would allegedly even be open to letting Phillips leave on loan – but only if an interested club will pay his £150,000-a-week wages in full.

A permanent transfer for the summer would also be required with City seemingly ready to say goodbye one way or another.

Fabrizio Romano adds that all sides now thoroughly expect Phillips to leave City with a transfer considered ‘very likely’.

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My view: Tottenham Hotspur would be wise to pounce for Phillips

Phillips will have plenty of Premier League suitors and Tottenham Hotspur could be one of them.

The Mirror reported over the weekend that Tottenham will target a midfielder to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January.

Phillips would fit the bill for Tottenham, especially given his suitability for homegrown quotas, just like summer signings James Maddison and Brennan Johnson.

The Telegraph reported last week that Tottenham’s incoming technical director Johan Lange is a huge fan of Phillips.

Phillips would make sense as a holding midfielder in Ange Postecoglou’s setup, offering great competition for Yves Bissouma.

Whether Tottenham are willing to cough up the money City want remains to be seen, but we would expect to see Spurs in the mix for Phillips.

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