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Manchester City midfielder offers himself to Barcelona

Barcelona were reportedly interested in Kalvin Phillips during last winter window

Manchester City midfielder, Kalvin Phillips, has reportedly offered himself to Barcelona following his return from a disappointing loan spell at West Ham United. The 28-year-old is keen on a move to the Spanish giants and believes his style of play aligns with the famous 'Barca DNA'.

Phillips returns to Manchester City after an underwhelming loan period with West Ham United. His stint yielded only ten appearances, one red card, and several lackluster performances. As such, he is expected to be available for permanent transfer this summer.

Barcelona on lookout for defensive midfielder

According to SPORT reports, Phillips is eager for a move away from the English Premier League's pressures and sees Barcelona as an ideal destination. He has allegedly made it clear that he would relish the opportunity to play at Camp Nou next season.

Phillips' decision comes in light of Barcelona's search for a new defensive midfielder. Despite receiving offers from other Premier League clubs, he prefers continuing his career abroad where he believes his style of play will be more appreciated.

Manchester City are open to selling Kalvin Phillips and have set their asking price around £25m. However, another loan deal seems more likely which gives Phillips hope that a move could materialize given that Barcelona had shown interest during the January window.

Financial constraints hinder Barca’s pursuit

Despite Phillip’s eagerness for a move, it remains uncertain whether Barcelona will reignite their pursuit of him due to financial constraints. Currently prioritizing free transfers until they balance their finances; they are focusing on Guido Rodriguez who is available on free transfer as his contract with Real Betis winds down.

Barcelona might also consider selling Oriol Romeu who Girona wants back if they can negotiate an acceptable price tag which could help raise funds for pricier acquisitions like Philips or Bayern Munich vice-captain Joshua Kimmich, who continues to be linked with a move to either Barca or Real Madrid.

While Phillips' future remains uncertain, his desire for a new challenge is clear. Whether Barcelona will take up the opportunity to sign him depends on their financial situation and other transfer priorities. Regardless of the outcome, this summer promises to be an interesting one for both Phillips and Barcelona fans alike.

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