After strengthening the squad with the additions of Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin, Tottenham Hotspur are now eyeing a move for Premier League midfielder.
Spurs are strongly linked with the Manchester City centre-midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The Lilywhites are contemplating the possibility of signing the midfielder on loan for the remainder of the season.
Football Insider reports that the loan fee to bring Kalvin Phillips to North London will be in the range of £5-6 million for Tottenham. In addition to the fee, City are also seeking for the suitor to cover all of Phillips’ wages.
Former club scout Bryan King also suggested that Spurs can agree on a deal despite the large loan fee demand.
Tottenham are short in midfielder at the moment. Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma are expected to be unavailable until the second week of February due to their participation with their national teams in AFCON 2024.
Meanwhile, Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso sustained a muscle issue in the FA Cup victory over Burnley last week as is expected to be out for a month at least.
And James Maddison has not yet fully recovered from the ankle injury – he is expected back by end January.
The only available options for Ange right now is Skipp, Hojbjerg and Bentancur.
Given the extensive list of absentees, Postecoglou could benefit from the arrival of Kalvin Phillips at the base of the midfield.
He joined City from Leeds United for £45m in 2022, but has struggled to establish himself as a regular, facing limited playing time.
He has been benched in 16 league games out of a possible 20, playing a total of 89 minutes this season.
The English international is eager for a transfer to secure more playing time, especially in preparation for this year’s Euros. A move to play under Postecoglou’s management might be something that could work for both parties.