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Kalvin Phillips’ loan deal has NO permanent option

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Kalvin Phillips’ loan deal has NO permanent option

Kalvin Phillips’ loan deal has NO permanent option attached to it!

Despite ITK Fabrizio Romano claiming that to be the case, Claret and Hugh can exclusively reveal that the club are likely to play out the same sort of scenario with the Manchester City midfielder as they did with Jesse Lingard who returned to Old Trafford at the end of his Hammers spell writes HUGHIE SOUTHON.

Kalvin Phillips’ loan deal has NO permanent option

The reality is quite simple! Unless Phillips were to take a huge pay cut on his current £165k a week wages there is absolutely no way in the world West Ham can agree such terms – the same situation ensured that Lingard failed to join the club on a permanent deal.

Our major source made the position very clear when we asked the question declaring: “In reality the club can’t afford his wages permanently.

The percentage of wages to turnover has a cap in the Premier League and Europe and has to reduce season by season (over next 2 seasons), so wages are a very big problem.”

Were the Hammers to go down that road it would also cause much unrest in the dressing room where Jarrod Bowen signed a seven year deal to become the club’s top earner on £140k a week whilst Lucas Paqueta and Mo Kudus are both on less than that!

It’s never a good idea to write things off completely but there can be no question Phillips would indeed need to take a big cut although with the likes of Juventus and Barca showing interest that has to be very unlikely indeed.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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2 comments

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    This sounds like bad business, why would we expensively hire a player in that has no future at the club, it seems like a gamble to try and finish in Europe again, for not much more we could buy the player from Genk… who is younger, faster and less expensive in the long run.

  • RuislipHammer says:

    Assuming he does well for us, and assuming Paqueta isn’t found guilty on the alleged gambling irregularities, I can see a part-exchange happening in the summer (quite possibly already verbally agreed).

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