The 24-year-old looks almost certain to leave Anfield during the January transfer window after the Merseyside club recalled centre-back, Rhys Williams, from a loan at Swansea City.
Continuous linked with the Hammers, David Moyes’ search for a defensive addition may be set to heat up.
Liverpool set to recall Rhys Williams from loan spell at Swansea, with Nat Phillips expected to leave before end of transfer window.
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) January 19, 2022
The report claims that West Ham, Burnley, Napoli, Watford and unnamed Bundesliga clubs are keen on the former VfB Stuttgart loanee.
Dutch Eredivisie table-toppers PSV Eindhoven also reportedly made their approach for the no-nonsense ace recently.
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Valued at £7.2million and under contract until 2025 (Transfermarkt), the report states that Liverpool are ‘keen for a straight sale’ of their man following a loan bid from Watford.
That would mean that the Hammers would have to get close to a mooted £15million asking price in order to make the deal happen.
Undoubtedly in need of a centre-back to cover for Angelo Ogbonna and beyond, Phillips’ experience, style and fee make the Englishman a perfectly viable option to bolster Moyes’ squad.