Leeds fans on Twitter have laughed off speculation that Kalvin Phillips is reportedly a £20m summer target for Southampton.
Phillips has been immense for Leeds this season leading to him being nominated for the club’s Player of the Season award and landing himself a spot in the Championship Team of the Year.
The midfielder has been dubbed ‘the Yorkshire Pirlo’ due to his commanding performances in the centre of the park during the current campaign for the automatic promotion hopefuls.
His incredible form has caught the eye of Premier League clubs with The Sun (14/4 Page 61) reporting that Southampton are looking to secure his signature at the end of the season.
The move could be dependent on Leeds’ status next term as they are currently on course to go up as they lie second in the standings.
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Phillips is certainly a Premier League standard player and he will likely be making the step up next season whether it is with Leeds or another team.
Fans on Twitter have been quick to react to the speculation though, with some claiming that Southampton would in fact be a step down for the midfielder if he were to leave Elland Road.
Another certainly seemed less confident that he would remain in Yorkshire however.
Here’s what Leeds fans have been saying on Twitter…
He will leave Leeds and you will never here of him again, just like the rest of the players who left Leeds .
— Robert Platt (@RobertP52777619) April 16, 2019
Dream on! Pirlo is Leeds
— Lyndsey Mitchell (@lyndseytruth) April 16, 2019
add another zero
— Luke (@parsons_no_7) April 16, 2019
Add a zero on the end
— Jack Tugwell (@JackTugwell) April 16, 2019
Why would be want to go to Southampton?!
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) April 16, 2019
Why go to a lesser club?
— Paul Brobbel Kennedy (@PBKennedy) April 16, 2019
He won’t leave
— TimAubert (@TimAubert) April 16, 2019
Guessing that’s just for his left arm
— Isaac (@lufcisaac_) April 16, 2019
This would make perfect sense for Kalvin to move. Thats like Brentford bidding for Bale
— Michael Harris (@Mick85LUFC) April 16, 2019