Update emerges on the future of former Wanderers defender Nat Phillips

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Phillips helped Bournemouth win promotion from the Championship last season
Phillips helped Bournemouth win promotion from the Championship last season

Former Wanderers defender Nat Phillips could be on the move this summer.

Liverpool are open to selling the 25-year-old for a fee in the region of £15million, according to a report by The Liverpool Echo.

The Bolton-born defender came through the ranks at Wanderers before joining Liverpool’s youth set-up in the summer of 2016.

He broke into the first-team picture at Anfield during the 2020/21 campaign and has made 24 appearances in total for the Merseyside club, with his only goal coming in a 3-0 win against Burnley.

Phillips returned to the UniBol as the Reds' Under-21 side were beaten 4-1 by Wanderers in the Papa John’s Trophy group stage last season.

The 25-year-old also featured in the Champions League matches against Atletico Madrid and AC Milan before Christmas.

However, he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Bournemouth, making 22 appearances as the Cherries won promotion back to the Premier League under Scott Parker.

The Reds are said to also be willing to send the defender on loan to Bournemouth again, this time for the full season.

He has also previously been linked with West Ham, who finished seventh in the Premier League table last term.

Phillips is one of several players Liverpool are reportedly open to selling this summer, along with the likes of Takumi Minamino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ben Davies.

Young right-back Conor Bradley has also been linked with a loan move to Wanderers as he continues his development.

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