Kalvin Phillips: Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson keen on loan move for Man City midfielder

Kalvin Phillips- Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson keen on loan move for Man City midfielder

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is keen on a loan move for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City.

Phillips, 28, has been linked with a move away from Etihad Stadium this month having not started a game in the Premier League this season.

Hodgson said Palace may not be able to afford a permanent deal, but a short-term loan could suit all parties with Phillips eyeing Euro 2024 this summer.

“He’s a good player,” said Hodgson.

“I would like to think that if Kalvin Phillips is available and a possibility for the club – once again, there will be financial restrictions, who knows whether the club feels they will be able to afford that – but if you’re talking about the level of player, I don’t feel there will be many managers who would not say ‘yeah, we will be really happy to have him come to the club’.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a name that’s out there. All we know, like most other clubs, is that there is a possibility that Manchester City will either sell him or loan him.

“If they are purely going to sell him, then I don’t think we will be in the market. If they’re going to loan him, I would like to think that we could possibly put our hand up and push ourselves forward.

“What we could then of course offer is the chance to play regular football in the Premier League in the build-up to what will be a very important summer for England and for him.

“We might not be the only club in that position, so at the end of the day, a lot will have to happen before we find out where Kalvin Phillips is going to end up if he’s going to go anywhere.”

Palace travel to Everton for their FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday night after their stalemate at Selhurst Park on 4 January.

Hodgson confirmed Michael Olise remains sidelined and will be unavailable for the trip to Merseyside, and the following game with Arsenal on Saturday, 20 January.

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