An update has emerged regarding Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips’ contract situation at Elland Road.
According to Football Insider, the England international is in advanced talks over a big-money contract extension with the Yorkshire club.
The report claimed that the 25-year-old has given the green light to Leeds over their contract proposal, with the midfielder now poised to commit his future to Elland Road ahead of the January transfer window.
This fresh update on Phillips’ contract situation will surely leave the Elland Road faithful ecstatic as the local lad looks set to put pen to paper on a new deal. The report states that he wants to get it done and that the two parties are in advanced talks, which suggests that it may not be a million miles away from being finalised and announced by the club.
Imagine the scenes at Elland Road if Leeds decide to announce that Phillips has signed an extension minutes before kick-off at a Premier League home game in the coming months. The crowd would surely roar with excitement given what the player has achieved with the club in recent years.
Phillips made 37 appearances as the Whites stormed to the Championship title in 2019/20 before proving himself to be an excellent Premier League midfielder last term. He averaged a WhoScored rating of 7.01 in 29 top-flight appearances, earning himself a place in the England starting XI for the European Championship in the summer.
England manager Gareth Southgate previously hailed the midfielder and admitted that he was not surprised by Phillips’ ability at international level, saying: “He’s been excellent. The way he has taken to international football, it hasn’t surprised us because what we’d seen with Leeds, even in the Championship, we felt could convert into our team.
“We felt he could play an important role with us. To play in the enormity of the matches he did in the summer and play as well as he did is massive credit to him.”
The £35k-per-week beast started all seven games at Euro 2020 as England lost in the final on penalties to Italy, with Leeds fans given an extra reason to support the nation as a local lad lined up in midfield for Southgate’s side. Along with his form in the Premier League for Marcelo Bielsa’s team, this is why Whites fans will be over the moon with the news that the 25-year-old is on the verge of extending his contract.
Elland Road will be bouncing with joy that one of the club’s key players is not set to leave in the January transfer window, with Manchester United having recently been linked with his signature.