Juventus must address the emergency crisis in midfield amid long-term suspensions imposed on Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli. According to Calciomercato, Manchester City outcast Kalvin Phillips could be the answer to their problems come January. 

Phillips’ career has hit a standstill since swapping Leeds United for Man City in 2022. The 27-year-old has been on the fringes at the Etihad Stadium since day one. Despite Pep Guardiola’s attempt to reassure the England international in the build-up to 2023/24, it has proved nothing but a false hope. He remains on the margins and wants out. 

While a potential switch to Newcastle United seems to be on the cards, it’s difficult to rule out the possibility of leaving the Premier League for Serie A. Juventus are ready to offer Phillips an escape route from his homeland. However, the Italians must navigate several setbacks to get a deal over the line. 

First of all, Man City splashed out £42 million less than two years ago. They’re unwilling to take losses on their investment, meaning Juventus would need to allocate substantial funds to arrange his arrival. On top of that, the midfielder’s salary is well beyond the Turin side’s reach. But if anyone can get a discount, it’s Bianconeri.

Banking on Phillips’ desire to depart Manchester, Juventus could try to snap him up on loan in January. It’s a bit stretched but still more realistic than pursuing Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo De Paul or Paris Saint-Germain’s Fabian Ruiz. 

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