Newcastle United are interested in Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips and could offer him £120,000 per week, according to The Mirror.
The Lowdown: Phillips makes Leeds return
The England international appears to be a wanted man this summer, with Aston Villa also keen on his services and even readying a £60m summer bid.
The 26-year-old made a timely return from a hamstring injury last Saturday for Jesse Marsch’s side in the 1-1 draw with Southampton. He came off the bench in the second half and now looks to be in contention for a first start since December against Watford this coming weekend.
The Latest: Big-money contract
The Mirror’s Simon Bird shared a column on both Raphinha and Phillips on Monday morning.
When it came to the England star, the reporter claimed that Newcastle, who have the richest owners in the world, are interested in the midfielder and could offer him £120,000 per week, which would be a 380% increase on his current £25,000-a-week wage at Elland Road.
The Verdict: More likely to stay than Raphinha?
Phillips has recently demanded a new contract in Yorkshire, telling Andrea Radrizzani that he is happy to pen new terms at his boyhood club.
On that basis, it looks as if the midfielder is more likely to stay at the club than Raphinha, so it is now up to Radrizzani and co to meet Phillips’ demands.
Will Phillips stay at Leeds?
No, think he might go!
He hasn’t extended his contract since 2019 when Leeds were still a Championship side, so you’d like to think that the club would be willing to offer him a huge pay rise to match the likes of Rodrigo, who is thought to be on £100,000 per week.
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