Newcastle transfer news: Kalvin Phillips is most likely to sign for Crystal Palace - Bad news for Eddie Howe

In today's Newcastle transfer news - A journalist has shared where Kalvin Phillips is now more likely to sign, which is bad news for Eddie Howe...

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Unfortunately for Newcastle fans, the growing Newcastle transfer news linking us with a move to Kalvin Phillips could all result in a steaming pile of nothing. As high as the excitement was within the fanbase to bring in a player of Phillips' stature, it might make more financial sense to look elsewhere, particularly if news from a journalist on X (formerly Twitter) is to be believed.

Newcastle transfer news: Kalvin Phillips is most likely to sign for Crystal Palace - Bad news for Eddie Howe

According to Luke Edwards of The Telegraph (relayed by journalist Liam Kennedy on X), Kalvin Phillips is now more likely to sign for Crystal Palace than Newcastle.

“They’re going to have to find room from somewhere this month, if [Joelinton needing surgery] is anything close to true. And, as per Luke Edwards, Phillips deal stalls (ish). I’m told [Crystal Palace], as things stand, a more likely destination this window.”

The reason this deal might not make as much sense for Newcastle is that Man City are only willing to send the player out on a loan deal, with a £7m fee until the end of the season and an obligation to buy. This is ridiculous money for a player who won't get game time at his own club, and the obligation to buy makes this deal not as worthwhile from our perspective.

READ MORE: Kalvin Phillips would prefer to stay up North

I guess this is the nature of the game and it goes to show that when some things seem too good to be true, they might just be.

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I guess we will have to see how this transfer story pans out. As we've mentioned before, a lot of different publications have differing beliefs and, of course, clubs can change their mind on a stance in a heartbeat. But as things stand today, it doesn't look positive from Newcastle's perspective.

What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news?