Leeds United pair Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha could both stay put at Elland Road this summer, according to transfer expert Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Phillips and Raphinha on the move?
With Leeds floundering towards the bottom of the Premier League, it could be that both eye up moves elsewhere, in order to continue their career trajectories.
That being said, a key update has now emerged that could excite Whites supporters.
The Latest: Jones makes big claim
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones said that there is a feeling that Phillips and Raphinha could both remain at Leeds beyond the summer, especially the former:
“Around Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, obviously all the talk has been about where are they going to end up? But the latest update is that, at this point, there is a possibility that they will stay, particularly Kalvin Phillips.”
The Verdict: Too good to be true?
The thought of the Leeds favourites both staying put is almost too good to be true, with the Whites’ Premier League status surely vital to that.
Should Jesse Marsch’s side be relegated, it is so difficult to imagine Phillips and even more so Raphinha being willing to play in the Championship, even though they have shown loyalty to this point.
Phillips staying is certainly easier to envisage, given he is a boyhood fan, but Raphinha could feel it is time for a step up and look to join a Champions League-playing team. If they don’t leave, however, their legends will only be further enhanced at Elland Road.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly keen on signing one player – find out who it is here.
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