Juventus are targeting Manchester City’s outcast ‘fat man’.
“Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli is set to hold a meeting with Manchester City to discuss the signing of Calvin Phillips, 28,” Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday (April 12).
Phillips made his professional debut for Leeds United in 2014. He has since become an integral part of the Whites’ midfield. He won promotion from the English Championship to the Premier League with Leeds ahead of the 2020-21 season, showcasing his ability to deliver accurate long passes from the center of midfield. Phillips made 30 appearances in all competitions that season, scoring one goal and providing two assists. 헤라카지노
The following season, 2021-22, Phillips continued to perform well and attracted interest from big clubs. Eventually, Phillips left Leeds for City in 2022. The transfer cost City a whopping £50 million at the time.
City manager Pep Guardiola envisioned an attack that utilized Phillips’ accurate long passes. But contrary to expectations, Phillips has been extremely underwhelming. Last season, he was plagued by injuries and inconsistency, making just 21 appearances in all competitions, including just four starts. On top of that, he reportedly failed to manage himself. Guardiola even revealed in an interview during the season that Phillips had become overweight. Fans reacted to the news by calling him “fat” and mocking him.
Phillips hasn’t done much this season. He’s only played in eight games. After reaching the end of their patience, City decided to sell him.
In this situation, Juventus began to show interest in Phillips. Juventus’ director of player acquisition, Giuntoli, took matters into his own hands. Giuntoli was Napoli’s director of football until last season. He was the one who brought Kim Min-jae to Napoli last summer. Napoli won the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years, thanks in large part to Giuntoli’s signing of Kim Min-jae.