Leeds United are confident of agreeing a new deal with Kalvin Phillips before the end of 2021, according to Football Insider.
The midfielder’s current Leeds deal, signed back in 2019 and worth £35,000 per week according to Salary Sport, runs until June 2024.
Phillips has made 35 Premier League appearances since Leeds’ promotion in 2020. In that time, he has scored one goal, provided two assists, made 88 tackles and played 160 accurate long balls (via Premier League).
The Athletic‘s Phil Hay told Whites supporters this week to ‘expect a new contract to be agreed before too long’.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that discussions between the club and Phillips’ camp are ‘progressing well’ and are now at an ‘advanced stage’.
Leeds know that tying Phillips down before January will ‘quell any speculation’ over his future, with the player ‘very keen’ to put pen to paper and apparently in line to receive a ‘considerable’ salary increase.
It bodes well that Phillips is so eager to sign and that Leeds aren’t having to work all that hard to persuade him. It could indicate that he genuinely sees his long-term future at Elland Road, where he could be playing European football before too long if the Whites can recapture last season’s form.
There will inevitably be interest in a midfielder of his quality – indeed there already has been – but after he signs on the dotted line, Leeds will feel entitled to demand an enormous fee for their midfield stalwart.
In other news, there’s ‘growing confidence’ over this potential move for Leeds.
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