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Kalvin Phillips joins West Ham on loan from Man City

West Ham United have completed the signing of Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips on a six-month loan deal until the end of the season.

The England international has been surplus to requirements in Manchester since joining the club from Leeds United 18 months ago.

Phillips has been a mainstay on the bench. His last appearance in the Premier League came against Bournemouth on November 4.

Phillips backed himself to break into the starting XI but it has not happened, forcing him to seek game time elsewhere.

West Ham have Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Tomas Soucek on their books but will be happy to add Phillips to their midfield options.

The Hammers fended off competition from Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Everton to land Phillips’ signature.

“I’m really pleased to be here,” Phillips said (via West Ham’s official website). “There’s always been a lot of speculation about me moving to West Ham, so I’m really excited to get going now.

“There’s so much to look forward to in the second half of the season for the club, and I can’t wait to be part of it.

“There’s an unbelievable group here, and if I can come in and add the quality that I know I’m capable of. I’m sure we can give the West Ham fans plenty to be excited about between now and the end of the season.”

Following the signing,  West Ham will turn their attention to securing a centre-forward before the close of the transfer window after having a loan bid for Aston Villa’s Jhon Duran turned down

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