Newcastle preparing to approach Phillips.

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Newcastle are rumore to be preparing to approach Manchester City midfielder Calvin Phillips to join the football team in January.

The former Leeds United star has struggle for game time since moving to the Etihad in 2022. And has make just two Premier League starts for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Phillips has chosen to fight for his place on the team after a disappointing start to his first season UFABET . But now he may be tempted by a move to Newcastle this winter.

A report from The Northern Echo reveals that. Eddie Howe’s side are interest in strengthening their defensive midfield options. And stated that the 27-year-old star is the ideal candidate.

The Magpies sign Sandro Tonali from AC Milan for £52m in the summer. But he has use in a more attacking role this season.

Bruno Guimarães is often the lowest-rank man in midfield. But the Brazilian midfielder is more suitable for attacking.

During his eight years with Leeds’ first team. Phillips established himself as one of England’s most solid defensive midfielders, leading City to spend big on him.

However, with Guardiola struggling with his lack of opportunities a transfer could happen.

Meanwhile, Guardiola also come out to notice after the World Cup that Phillips was overweight. This raises questions about his efforts at professionalism both on and off the field.

Manchester City is ready to release Phillips from the club if he receives a suitable fee. And continue to look for other midfielders to replace.