Chris Sutton is claiming a transfer to Leeds and West Ham by the majority

Chris Sutton is claiming a transfer to Leeds and West Ham by the majority ...

According to BBC Radio 5 Live Sport, Chris Sutton has claimed that if he was a manager, he would take West Ham Uniteds Declan Rice over Kalvin Phillips.

Manchester City are keen to add the England international to their ranks this summer, according to the former striker.

Both Rice and Phillips have taken their game to the next level in a row over Euro 2020, when they were Englands'' standout performers.

Both the Leeds and West Ham supporters are hoping that they stay put beyond this summer, while the Hammers are in Europe, but the Whites aren''t, which might become an issue.

However, this is what Sutton had to say about Rice and Phillips, and how most people across the country would agree that the West Ham player is ahead of his fellow countryman.

Do you think Phillips will go, asked Sutton? Rob (Robbie Savage) you are making faces. Do you not believe that''s going to happen? I haven''t seen you screw your face up like that. You are basically saying Kalvin Phillips isn''t good enough for Manchester City?

On who he would take in the transfer market, I would take Rice. At this point in time, I think Rice is ahead of Phillips. I believe that most people across the country would also say that.


Phillips will have a great summer due to the Premier League champions'' weakness, and it''s quite difficult to exclude someone like Pep Guardiola.

Some might refer to a certain Jack Grealish and how he has struggled since leaving his own boyhood club for the bright lights of the Etihad.

All of that might turn on Grealish next season, and he may become a key player in Manchester City''s XI.

It might be more difficult for Phillips to enter the Man Citys XI, as long as Guardiola will play both Phillips and Rodri in the same team, according to a lawyer.

As a result, trying to take the lead over Rodri is a much harder task than the several positions Guardiola might employ, according to Grealish.

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