By Pranav Shahaney

28th Mar, 2023 | 7:10am

Manchester City open to loan-to-buy Kalvin Phillips exit with Leeds United keen on move

Manchester City will reportedly allow Leeds United target Kalvin Phillips to leave in the summer on a loan move with a view to a permanent deal.

According to 90Min [27 March], the only obstacle for Leeds would be to match the 27-year-old’s wages as he got a hike since joining the Premier League champions.

Newcastle, Leicester and Wolves are keen on signing the England international too while West Ham made an unsuccessful attempt to sign him in the winter.

Loan makes sense?

If the Whites can bring him on loan then it makes a lot of sense as there are risks over the midfielder’s fitness.

He missed most of last season due to an injury and City still decided to take the gamble on him which hasn’t paid off so far.

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For Leeds to shell out a transfer fee on him will be risky but if it’s a loan with an option and not an obligation to buy, then they can consider it.

However, they do not really need another midfielder and may only consider getting him back to the club if Weston McKennie does not sign permanently.

As of now, they are sorted in that area and if they play with a two instead of a three, they’ve got a lot of players to fill in at number 10 as well.

It remains to be seen if any of the aforementioned clubs step up their interest and look to sign the Englishman in the summer.

In other Leeds United, the Whites are now in pole position to seal their first signing under Javi Gracia despite interest from a Premier League rival.

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