Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips was linked with a move to Manchester United last week, but there are now suggestions that he could sign a new deal at Elland Road.
Initially, I had my doubts because Phillips is supposedly Leeds United true and true, but I don’t think United would waste time pursuing a player who doesn’t want to join the club.
And, now, according to The Sun, Phillips is hoping to sign a new long-term contract with Leeds, which would include an increase on his current £38,000-a-week salary. That would probably be tripled at Old Trafford if a move happened.
The report adds that Phillips has been impressed by Jesse Marsch since the American coach replaced Marcelo Bielsa, and he is ‘determined to commit to his boyhood side’.
It sounds like my initial fears were right.
Let us know in the comments if you think Phillips could be persuaded to join Manchester United in the summer?