Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips is likely to sign a new contract with the Whites in the near future, according to reliable journalist Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Phillips’ future up in the air
Phillips has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years, playing a key role in Leeds’ return to the Premier League and maturing into one of England’s best players.
The Latest: Hays says new deal expected
Hay has provided a key nine-word update on the situation for The Athletic, however, easing supporters’ fears and confirming that he thinks a new deal will be sorted soon:
“Expect a new contract to be agreed before long.”
The reliable reporter admitted at the same time that the midfielder may have his head turned by interest from huge clubs, but a new deal would of course ensure the Whites bank a massive profit off any potential move.
The Verdict: Can they keep him?
This would be a massive boost for Leeds, with Phillips surely the first name on Marcelo Bielsa’s team-sheet, given his huge influence in midfield, averaging 2.3 tackles and 1.2 dribbles per game in the league this season.
Granted, it wouldn’t guarantee that the England international would stay forever, but it would mean they could receive an enormous fee for his services further down the line.
The decision will ultimately lie with Phillips, in terms of his long-term future, but the hope is of course that he stays loyal for many more years to come.
In other news, Leeds have reportedly agreed personal terms with one player. Find out who it is here.
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