Transfer: West Ham sign Kalvin Phillips from Man City on loan: England international Kalvin Phillips, a midfielder for Manchester City, signed a one-year loan with West Ham on Friday in an attempt to increase his prospects of playing at Euro 2024.
Since moving to the English champions in July 2022 for £45 million ($57 million) from Leeds, Phillips has not made many appearances for the team.
Nonetheless, Kalvin Phillips has the opportunity to make a case for a starting position in Germany later this year because he plays regular first-team football and England manager Gareth Southgate has continued to choose the 28-year-old for the national team.
“There’s always been a lot of speculation about me moving to West Ham, so I’m really excited to get going now,” said Phillips.
“There’s so much to look forward to in the second half of the season for the club and I can’t wait to be part of it.
“There’s an unbelievable group here and if I can come in and add the quality that I know I’m capable of, I’m sure we can give the West Ham fans plenty to be excited about between now and the end of the season.”
At the completion of the current season, West Ham is apparently given the option to make the move permanent.
“We are really pleased to bring a player of Kalvin’s quality to West Ham United,” said David Moyes.
The Hammers want to win the Europa League or the Premier League in order to make it into the Champions League for the first time.
The club led by David Moyes is now ranked sixth, with a potential ranking of fifth that would allow them to play in the Champions League this season should English teams excel in European events.