Juventus Making Headway for Manchester City Outcast

The apical Juventus execs had a brief but productive trip to England, making strides in their pursuit of Kalvin Phillips. Directors Cristiano Giuntoli and Giovanni Manna were spotted in the stands of the recent match between Tottenham and Chelsea. They were back in Italy on Wednesday.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri execs have pocketed the okays from both the Citizens and the player on a six-month loan. The negotiation to onboard him is easier relative to their other targets.

Newcastle United will make an attempt to buy Phillips outright, but the reigning Champions League holders prefer not to send him to a rival, which favors Juventus. Plus, his price tag is lofty. His wages are sizeable but not too high, €5M, and within the parameters of the Bianconeri. The two sides need to decide how to split them.

Saving on the fee could allow the Old Lady to bring in another midfielder or a creative attacker. They gathered info on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg while they were in England. However, Tottenham want €30M and aren’t so eager to sell him.

Our Take on Juventus and Phillips

It’d be a shortsighted move if there were no option to buy, or if it was hefty, but they could do a lot worse in terms of quick fixes. The ideal outcome would be pairing him up with Lazar Samardzic or somebody else with that skill-set.

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