Kalvin Phillips has held positive talks with Leeds United about his future and there’s a “willingness” from both the midfielder and the club for him to sign a new contract, his agent has confirmed.
Earlier this week, the Daily Star reported that Manchester United had turned their attention towards signing 25-year-old Phillips as they aim to strengthen their midfield options.
However, it has since been reported by 90min that Leeds are readying talks for a new long-term contract with the England international, who shone at the European Championships in the summer.
Phillips’ agent Kevin Sharp has now confirmed that talks are already underway and that they should reach a conclusion that satisfies everyone at Elland Road.
“I’ve had positive discussions with Leeds throughout the summer on a new contract for Kalvin and talks are ongoing,” Sharp said, as quoted by the Telegraph.
“I can only see a positive outcome. Kalvin’s desire is to stay at Leeds and there is a real willingness from all sides to make it happen.”
Get it done
After getting Marcelo Bielsa and Patrick Bamford’s contract sorted in the summer, it would be an even bigger boost for Leeds to get Phillips tied down to a new deal.
While 2024 sounds a long way away, Phillips’ existing deal expires then and that means he’ll be in the final two years of that contract next summer.
And that would be the prime time to sell the midfielder.
However, if he’s tied down to a new long-term contract that keeps him at Elland Road for years and years to come, we won’t have to worry about the reportedly GBP60million-rated midfielder going anywhere.
Of course, a big team with a lot of money could come in with an offer we cannot refuse but so far, Leeds have been able to keep hold of all their best talent with Bielsa at the helm.
In other Leeds United news, a BT Sport pundit claims this player will return to the starting line-up to face Watford on Saturday.
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