Kalvin Phillips viendo acción en el duelo entre el West Ham y el Manchester United


The eternal reason that definitively distanced Kalvin Phillips from Barça

Published:7/02/2024 - 19:07h

Updated:7/02/2024 - 19:07h

FC Barcelona considered the option of Kalvin Phillips, an alternative that seemed attractive to the Catalans to reinforce their midfield area and that could arrive through a loan. However, due to purely economic reasons, this operation was not carried out successfully

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The FC Barcelona, because of his recent economic situation, has turned into a club specialist in taking advantage of multiple options of market to strengthen his staff. In this sense, the Barcelona picture has opted for making signings with letter of freedom, as well as tackle cessions of pieces with a lot of potential, but that perhaps are not enjoying of a lot of opportunities to see action in his respective squares.

During the past market of winter, the Barça had the intention to reinforce his zone of mediocentros and planned to use this formula to bring to a mediocentro of good level that could face what remains of season. In front of this, from the club culé had fixed a very clear aim to satisfy this need: Kalvin Phillips, midfield player of the Manchester City. The English was not seeing a lot of minutes with the 'citizens' and showed had to abandon the group mancuniano in the wintry window.

The Barça remained without time to tackle the loan of the mediocentro English

Under this premise, the Barcelona showed interest in negotiating his loan, but found with a clear problem. Although it gave to know that apparently the ex of the Leeds saw with good eyes fichar by the combined Catalan to contest the remaining months of the season, still was missing to agree the financial appearance. The Barcelona cast was not in position to make big outlays and only considered the loan if it was free, assuming only the wage of Phillips. Nevertheless, the Manchester City seemed not being had to accept these conditions. In fact, it informed in several means that the 'Sky Blues' asked eight million pounds by the period of cession, in addition to the complete wage of 140,000 pounds by week.

In front of this situation, the Barcelonan square found limited by his complicated situation with the 'fair play' financial and without the option that it arrived the so longed for 'crowbar' of Barça Studios in sight. The brecha between both parts went widening increasingly, until on 26 January announced the agreement of cession of the English to the West Ham of David Moyes. Of this way, broke the possibilities for the club culé, that paradoxically, some days after this announcement, had the opportunity to inscribe to a player because of the unlucky injury of Alejandro Balde and his back surgery, thanks to an exception in the rules of LaLiga. Nevertheless, for this moment, the opportunity to incorporate to Kalvin Phillips already had banished , since it finish of fichar by the 'Hammers' and the Barça finished remaining without another valuable reinforcement in a position in which at present no sobran the stellar names.

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