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Leeds United: Kalvin Phillips wants to stay at Elland Road

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips prefers to stay at Elland Road this summer amid interest from Manchester United…

What’s the story?

Writing on Twitter, journalist Jonathan Shrager revealed: “My understanding of the Leeds United, Manchester United, Kalvin Phillips situation: – As I initially stated weeks ago, no contact had yet been made to discuss a transfer. Same still applies – Player’s preference is to remain at Elland Road, which will be more likely if Leeds stay in Premier League.

“It’s thought that negotiations over a contract renewal will start once PL status is confirmed – If Kalvin leaves LUFC, it’s thus possibly due to the club receiving a significant offer – LUFC-MUFC rivalry may be a consideration for Phillips. A potential obstacle.”

Marsch will be delighted

Make no mistake about it, keeping Phillips at Elland Road has to be one of the top priorities for Jesse Marsch in the upcoming summer transfer window.

His influence in midfield cannot be understated, and that’s not to mention the kind of impact he has in lifting spirits both among his team-mates and the crowd whenever he’s on the pitch – something on which former Leeds ace Michael Brown has previously touched.

He said of Phillips: “He is a wonderful talent and he loves Leeds United. What I like about him is that he is such a level headed kid. Brilliant to talk to. He is a proper Leeds supporter and how can he play!

“Kalvin can play so many positions. Central defence, in a three, holding midfield and he can even play more advance in a number eight. He has a bit of everything in his play – short and long pass, a tackle when needed, energy, competitive – a proper player.”

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With the 26-year-old’s real and genuine connection with the club’s fans, selling him for any price would be difficult to take, let alone letting him go to a fierce rival like Manchester United are.

It’s exactly why news that Phillips’ preference as it stands is to stay put in Yorkshire and remain at the club he has represented for so long should be music to the ears of the supporters, and indeed to Marsch himself.

The Leeds manager will be absolutely ecstatic over this and no doubt excited about the future with Phillips remaining at Elland Road.

AND in other news – Marsch now facing his first major Leeds United mistake, Elland Road will be fuming

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