West Ham loan deal hopes rise

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West Ham loan deal hopes rise

West Ham‘s hopes of signing Kalvin Phillips look to be very much on the up.

West Ham loan deal hopes rise

According to Sky Sports the Hammers are in discussions at this moment for a loan deal and the broadcasting station is known to have excellent contacts with the club’s media department in particular.

City would prefer to sell the player but with much interest in the midfielder from across the Premier League and Europe, David Moyes would be in a prime position to make things permanent at the end of the season.

He is of course a big admirer of the player and was beaten to the former Leeds man when Pep Guardiola landed him for less than the fee West Ham had offered.

According to Sky, Crystal Palace and Newcastle have also made contact with City about a deal during the January transfer window, while Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are also understood to be interested.

But it seems that the Hammers, presumably, and hopefully with Tim Steidten playing a big role, are the first off the grid and are into talks with City.

Should they want to make the deal permanent in the summer it will probably cost them in the region of the £40 million or so City paid for the player.

And whatever some may say the 28 year old – with 31 England caps – would be something of a steal at that price despite only appearing for City on 16 occasions.


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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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