West Ham United secures Kalvin Phillips on loan from Manchester City
West Ham United have added a big midfield reinforcement to their quest for European football achievement, confirming the loan purchase of Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City until the end of the season.
The England player, who wants to improve his chances of making an impact at Euro 2024, joins the Hammers after finding limited opportunities at the Etihad Stadium following his prominent move from Leeds United in 2022.
— Kalvin Phillips (@Kalvinphillips) January 26, 2024
Phillips, 28, recognized his excitement over the move, citing the chance of regular first-team play as critical to his goals.
With England manager Gareth Southgate maintaining faith in his abilities on the international stage, Phillips aims to leverage his time at West Ham to stake a claim for a starting role in the upcoming European Championship in Germany.
The midfielder’s arrival adds depth and quality to David Moyes’ squad, who are eyeing a historic qualification for the UEFA Champions League.
Currently sixth in the Premier League standings, the Hammers are within striking distance of the top-four spots, with the potential avenue of Champions League qualification widened by English teams’ performances in European competitions.
West Ham’s aspirations extend beyond domestic success, with a strong showing in the Europa League also on their agenda.
Having progressed to the last 16 of the competition, the London club harbors hopes of emulating their triumph in the Europa Conference League last season.
For Phillips, the loan spell represents an opportunity to showcase his talent and contribute to West Ham’s quest for silverware and continental football.
With an eye on a permanent move, the midfielder is poised to make an immediate impact under Moyes’ guidance, aiming to propel the Hammers to new heights in the remainder of the season.