Phillips hands Leeds Utd a boost


Kalvin Phillips has handed Leeds Utd a huge boost by saying he wants to sign a new contract with them in the summer. Liverpool and Manchester United are among a number of Premier League clubs keen on Phillips.
The England midfielder has now given an indication about his future. West Ham claim they offered £50million for Phillips in the January transfer window and remain keen. Newcastle Utd and Aston Villa have also shown interest.
Leeds and Phillips have been keen to agree new terms but the issue has been put on hold while the club try to retain their Premier League status. Talks have also been held up because Phillips is changing to a new agent at the end of the season.
The boyhood Leeds fan’s current deal expires in June 2024 and the Elland Road club want to give him a pay rise. Phillips has told Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani and his board that he is happy to sign a new deal at the end of the season.
Phillips has been loyal to Leeds and rejected Burnley and a potential £26million move to Villa to sign his last contract in 2019. He will make his first appearance since December the 5th against Southampton at Elland Road on Saturday after recovering from his hamstring operation.
Leeds also hope to renew contract talks with Raphinha at the end of the season. His contract ends in June 2024. The club are prepared to make him their best-paid player in the club’s history. The main sticking point is his release clause. Raphinha is wanted by Barcelona and they feel they can lure him to the Nou Camp.