Pep Guardiola confirms Kalvin Phillips to start against Newcastle tonight in the EFL Cup clash

Pep Guardiola’s message to Kalvin Phillips: “You can go”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola publicly declared that Kalvin Phillips is free to leave the club during the upcoming January transfer window. Guardiola, who managed both Barcelona and Bayern Munich to European glory, specified his belief in a player’s freedom to choose their own career.

Pep Guardiola on Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, reciting his view of preventing a player’s exit: “I never change”.

“I said a few months ago, but after that they have to agree with the club. My opinion is my opinion. The last word belongs to the club.

“If he decides to do it leave, then do it. If the agreement is not done, then he stays. He’s behaving incredibly. One of the most generous players I’ve ever seen – honestly, as I don’t want to compliment when players don’t play matches. Others are maybe problems in locker room – it’s completely the opposite.

“Every time he goes to national team with Gareth [Southgate] I’m the happiest man in the world.

“When he plays it’s a benefit for me. I don’t know what will happen with Kalvin because when the transfer window is open, nobody knows.”

Despite the club’s status and success, Phillips has struggled to find playing time this season, even with Rodri sidelined. The English midfielder has played less than 45 minutes in the Premier League and only a few minutes in the UEFA Champions League.

According to reports, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are interested in signing Phillips, while Newcastle United are actively looking to sign him. Guardiola’s position implies that City will not stand in his way if he wishes to look for alternate opportunities.

Phillips’ departure would surely be a loss for the team, but Guardiola’s willingness to let him go shows Manchester City’s depth and competition. As the January transfer deadline approaches, everyone’s focus will be on Phillips and his potential destination, which might be a turning point in his career.

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