West Ham & Villa in transfer tug of war


Is Kalvin Phillips the new Eidur Gudjohnsen? For those of you blessed with youth, you’re probably wondering what I’m going on about? But suffice to say West Ham seemed to be linked with the Icelandic international during every transfer window.

Now we’re in Kalvin Phillips territory and it doesn’t seem to matter how much he may cost or how broken he might be, West Ham will be linked with him. Personally I believe it to be a lazy link based purely upon us requiring a replacement for Declan Rice.

However, the reports in the media appear to be picking up again.

The midfielder signed for Manchester City from Leeds United for £42 million in July, rubber stamping a six-year deal at the Etihad Stadium.

27 year-old Phillips is yet to start a Premier League match for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, which says everything you need to know about his injury record. Given our own horrendous history of recruiting broken players I’d suggest that trying to sign another is not the smartest move.

Rice’s England international team-mate was hampered by injury at the start of the campaign, undergoing shoulder surgery following a charity friendly against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Ironically, Phillips made his City debut against West Ham and was handed his first start in the Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat to Southampton in January, the midfielder has made three appearances in the UEFA Champions League.

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Declan Rice’s replacement?

According to the Evening Standard it now appears that Aston Villa and West Ham are two clubs showing keen interest in the former Leeds United star.

West Ham saw a £50 million bid rejected for Phillips during his time at Elland Road, however the East London club are reportedly ready to renew their interest in the midfielder.

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  • westdanman says:

    All I’m hearing about is transfers .why not get the ones we have playing properly. I mean we have international world cup players playing for their country playing for our club ATM even our homegrown players are. They may not be cohesive but they do all now know each other and their plays .

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