Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips will get offers from big clubs and the Whites may let him leave, according to journalist Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Phillips stock rising
The 25-year-old has been adored by Leeds supporters for years now, but he is now receiving widespread acclaim for his performances from elsewhere.
The Latest: Hay provides key update
The midfielder’s displays have alerted some of the biggest clubs in the country – Manchester United have recently been linked with a move – and Hay has provided an updated on his future.
Taking to The Athletic on Friday, he admitted that incoming bids should be expected and Leeds may not get in Phillips’ way if he wants to leave:
“At this rate, it feels like a matter of time before someone bids big for him and in those circumstances, it’s not as simple as the club rejecting an offer.
“The situation would depend on whether Phillips wants to stay, how much the bid is worth and whether actually, a sale at the right time could work for everyone if the club know how they will reinvest.
“Leeds don’t want to lose him but they respect him enough not to want to hold him back either. He’s rapidly becoming Champions League material.”
The Verdict: Matter of time?
While it would be ideal to see Phillips remain at Leeds for many more years, there comes a time when some players see their future lying elsewhere.
His form in the last year or so has seen him become one of the Premier League’s top midfielders and he may want to test himself in a team challenging for the title and playing Champions League football.
It could still be that Phillips ends up signing a new deal and staying put, but it would be hard to begrudge him a move away.
In other news, a journalist has made a claim regarding a potential Bielsa replacement at Leeds. Read more here.
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