Leeds’ deadline day didn’t offer too much chaos but despite adding Illan Meslier and Eddie Nketiah on loan, they received a huge boost with the confirmation that Kalvin Phillips would be staying and discussing new terms.
The news was confirmed by Yorkshire Evening Post and Phil Hay of The Athletic as the player’s agent Kevin Sharp revealed he would be sitting down immediately to talk about an updated contract.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 8, 2019
Phillips was one of the stars in the Leeds side last term, playing 44 times across both midfield and defence, winning 2.6 tackles per game and the same number of aerial duels. He was a stalwart for Marcelo Bielsa and he should now be buoyed by the fact he doesn’t have anything lingering over his future.
The reaction to him staying was understandably that of delight on Twitter. Two fans focused on Victor Orta, throwing praise towards the Director of Football. One said he had pulled a blinder this window by keeping the 24-year-old in Yorkshire.
A fellow supporter said that it was the best signing of the window whilst another described it as the best news of the summer.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Honestly think Orta has pulled a blinder this window
— Liam G (@Liam_Given) August 8, 2019
Love this. Absolutely buzzing for the fans and KP and his family too
— Mr Popular (@Russlufc) August 8, 2019
Keeping Kalvin is a massive boost and the best signing of the summer . Well done Orta
— Iain White (@WhiteIain) August 8, 2019
Best signing of our summer
— Rob Debenham (@robbydeb) August 8, 2019
— Andrew Burke (@andrewMOT) August 8, 2019
Best news of the window
— Andy Jeffrey (@ap_jeffrey) August 8, 2019
— Phil Tickner (@phil_tickner) August 8, 2019
Great news Phil #mot
— John gibbons ?? (@Corbywhites) August 8, 2019