The Sunday People’s Neil Moxley believes Kalvin Phillips is an “excellent fit” for West Ham United with his Manchester City future up in the air.
According to Claret and Hugh on June 27, an isolated transfer of the 27-year-old midfielder cannot be ruled out as Declan Rice looks to endorse his move to Arsenal.
In his latest column for the Sunday People, Moxley has claimed that Phillips would fit “seamlessly” into the Hammers’ line-up.
“It would have been easy to satisfy Hammers fans with Phillips – an excellent fit,” wrote Moxley (Sunday People, pg 56, July 2).
“It would have allowed him to play regularly again. At a club where his talents would be appreciated by David Moyes and the East End fans, and in a position he could have fit in seamlessly.”
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It is a bit of a surprise that West Ham are not pursuing a transfer for Phillips.
The 27-year-old would have been the ideal replacement for Declan Rice at the London Stadium.
Phillips’ reluctance to move to East London is likely to affect any proposed transfer.
The wishes of the player must be taken into account. If he is not prepared to give up his Manchester City career, a move to West Ham does not seem like the best move.
David Moyes needs players who are invested in the best interests of the club in the future. With Rice likely on his way, it is essential for the board to sign at least two midfielders.
They won’t be able to replace their talisman captain, but adding two or three quality additions will allow the Hammers to become a more rounded side as a result.
Rice’s departure will be finalized. Most West Ham fans will be delighted to see the saga drawing to a close.
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