Man City midfielder reveals two-year interest in him from Premier League side

The Manchester City midfielder has joined Premier League side West Ham United on loan.
Kalvin Phillips (Getty Images)Kalvin Phillips (Getty Images)
Kalvin Phillips (Getty Images)

Kalvin Phillips has joined West Ham United on loan until the end of the season - and he has revealed a move there was always likely.

West Ham will cover 100% of his wages for the rest of the Premier League campaign and the Manchester City midfielder has been reflecting on the move.

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Phillips told the Iron Cast podcast: “I’m delighted. I was in Abu Dhabi with City, a warm-weather training camp, and all I could think about was getting a loan sorted.

“I spoke to ‘Moyesy’ over the phone while I was there. He reassured me that this was probably the best place for me to come on loan and that I’ll love every second and minute of it, and so far I have done. I’m very happy coming here. I’m looking forward to getting going.

“I think, honestly, if City hadn’t come in for me 18 months ago, then West Ham would have been the club I would’ve come to. It was always in the pipeline. Moyesy, he’s been after me for two years, he told me on the phone. So eventually, it was going to happen.”

Newcastle United, Everton and Crystal Palace were among the clubs chasing Phillips, who had struggled to break into the City side.

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