Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips is looking unlikely to sign a new deal with the Whites in the near future, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Phillips’ future up in the air
The 25-year-old has made giant strides in the past year or so, going from a player loved by Leeds fans to someone appreciated by the wider footballing public.
Phillips is now an undisputed key man for England – he was voted his country’s Player of the Year for 2021 – and he should be approaching the peak years of his career.
It is unknown whether or not the midfielder’s future lies at Elland Road, however, with rumours linking him with an exit and a new contract not yet signed.
The Latest: Journalist makes worrying claim
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones claimed that there is increasing concern at Elland Road that Phillips won’t extend his stay at Leeds given the lack of progress in contract talks.
He said: “I don’t think that will definitely go through at all. I think they’re starting to be a bit concerned about it.”
The Verdict: Last season at Leeds?
Losing Phillips would clearly be an almighty blow for the Whites, considering his quality on the pitch and the character he possesses on and off it – his joint squad-high 2.4 tackles per game illustrates just how important he is to Marcelo Bielsa’s side, particularly in terms of breaking up the play.
Unfortunately, preparing for life without the 25-year-old is something Leeds fans may have to do, with his sights potentially set on playing for a Champions League club given his increasing exposure to the England camp.
It could be that Phillips decides to move on at the end of the season, assuming a big offer arrives, and the Whites may need to bite the bullet and accept his decision, using the funds wisely to replace him.
In other news, a pundit has tipped one Leeds player to lose his place in the team. Find out who it is here.
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