Man City transfer could hamper World Cup chances for Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips joined Cityzens on a £45 million deal this summer.

The Leeds-born ended his 12-year spell with the club this summer and joined champions Manchester City.

Since his debut in Euros 2020, Phillips has established himself as a crucial member of Gareth Southgate’s side.

But he could derail his chances of playing in World Cup if he doesn’t play enough for Man City according to former midfielder Dietmar Hamman.

“England has got a lot of options in midfield, but then again Phillips and Declan Rice played ever so well in the Euros last year, and it could harm his chances of going to and playing at the World Cup,” Hamman told

“We’ve probably got about 25 games until the World Cup now with the Champions League starting again soon, and I would like to think Phillips is going to play at least half or start half of the games, but whether he does, I’m not too sure.

“He’s a defensive minded player, and I think in Rodri, they’ve got the best defensive midfielder in the league alongside Fabinho, so I’m not too sure where he’s going to play.

“I’m not sure where he’ll fit in. Rodri is a very smart player, very clever and is hardly injured, so at the moment, I can’t see how Phillips will fit into that team.”


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