Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips could the subject of a transfer offer from Manchester United following the appointment of Erik ten Hag as manager.
That’s according to Paul Hirst and Pol Ballus for The Times.
Transfermarkt rate Phillips as the most valuable player at Elland Road with an estimated value of £45million, £4.5million more than winger Raphinha.
It could be the most lucrative sale in Leeds’ history, eclipsing Rio Ferdinand’s £41.4million move to Old Trafford in 2002.
Hirst tweeted on Friday morning that Man. United had granted Ten Hag a ‘£120m budget to save’ the ‘broken’ Red Devils.
In the attached story for The Times, published late on Thursday evening, he and Ballus write that Phillips is ‘viewed as a possible alternative’ to West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
Man. United have apparently been ‘put off’ by The Hammers’ £150million demands, with Phillips a cheaper plan B.
Leeds could reinvest the funds, but the problem is that he’s not the only star attracting interest.
Transfer insider Dean Jones says that ‘big clubs‘ are also eyeing Raphinha ahead of the summer transfer window.
Losing both in one summer could be destabilising for the club ahead of Jesse Marsch’s first full season in Yorkshire, so don’t be surprised to see them dig in and resist offers for at least one of the players.
In other news, this Leeds man’s loan spell is now a disaster.
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