Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been linked with a shock summer move to Juventus, as his reputation continues to soar.
The Lowdown: Phillips shines for England
The 25-year-old has been exceptional for the Whites over a sustained period now, playing a major role in them returning to the Premier League.
Phillips has taken his club form with him to the international stage, producing a Man of the Match performance in England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia last weekend.
The midfielder is again expected to start when the Three Lions face Scotland on Friday night, looking a key man for the rest of the tournament.
The Latest: Juventus linked with move
Phillips’ form has seen his stock rise hugely in a short space of time and Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid have been linked with signing him.
Now, Juventus are also believed to be in the mix, with Tutto Juve claiming that the Serie A are keeping tabs on his current situation.
Manchester City and Tottenham are also mentioned as potential suitors, in what could become a bidding war for the Leeds hero.
The Verdict: Expect him to stay put
The current links are predictable, considering Phillips is shining on a huge stage, but it would be a major shock if he departed Elland Road this summer.
He is a loyal player who will surely believe he still has unfinished business with the club who raised him, as they look to push towards the European places next season.
Should Leeds struggle to kick on in the next year or so, Phillips may then eye up a fresh challenge at a Champions League club. But for now he appears to be perfectly happy, and if he keeps performing like he is, the price will only increase from here, so there is no rush to cash in.
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