Kalvin Phillips offers himself to Barcelona

Kalvin Phillips has reportedly offered his services to Barcelona, with his frustrating Manchester City stint winding down.

According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Barcelona will have the chance to sign Kalvin Phillips in the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old Manchester City outcast has offered his services to the Blaugrana, hoping to end his misery at the Etihad by joining another big-name club.

Kalvin Phillips and his Manchester City travails

Kalvin Phillips has seen his progress come to a grinding halt since joining Manchester City from Leeds United in July 2022. The Englishman was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League when he moved to the Etihad and would have hoped to take his career to the next level.

However, the 28-year-old failed to impress Pep Guardiola and barely featured for Manchester City last season. The pattern continued in the first half of the 2023/24 campaign before City loaned him out to West Ham United in January. However, that did not help Phillips much either, as he remained a backup option, albeit with slightly more game time.

The English international managed only 319 minutes of game time in ten appearances for West Ham. Phillips will return to Manchester City before seeking a new adventure in the summer transfer window. The Premier League champions are also ready to cash in on him. Meanwhile, the player has offered his services to Barcelona.

Barcelona move possible?

Barcelona will delve into the market for a holding midfielder in the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants have been unable to fill the void left by the departure of Sergio Busquets last year, with Andreas Christensen playing as a makeshift holding midfielder for half of the 2023/24 campaign.

So, several candidates have emerged on Barcelona’s radar, with Kalvin Phillips now offering himself to the Blaugrana. However, a move will unlikely materialise, considering the 28-year-old midfielder’s stock is at an all-time low, while Barcelona’s financial struggles will stop the club from paying the required sum to land him.

Meanwhile, Phillips is open to embarking on an adventure outside England, with RB Leipzig and AS Roma showing interest in him. However, a move to Barcelona will unlikely see the light of day for the Manchester City outcast.

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