Leeds United presenter Conor McGilligan has slammed the reported transfer price being suggested for Kalvin Phillips.
The report explains that Pep Guardiola wants his club to sign Phillips for next season as he holds some doubts about the ability of Rodri and would like more competition for that role. While discussing the rumour on the One Leeds Fan Channel (05:33), McGilligan made clear his thoughts on the matter.
“Been a lot of talk this weekend as well, rumours circulating, I think it started with City Chief, and there’s a lot of the [rumour] mill staring at this moment in time of Kalvin Phillips being scouted by Pep Guardiola at this moment in time.
“And listen, 25 million, that’s the reported fee which is an absolute joke. But Kalvin Phillips, it doesn’t matter if we’re seventh or eighth in the league or if we’re sixth in the league, he’s going to be touted by top, top clubs.”
TIF thoughts on Kalvin Phillips and Leeds United…
In 2019, the midfielder signed a five-year deal at Elland Road, which will potentially keep him at the club until the summer of 2024. With this in mind, as well as his importance to the side, it doesn’t seem likely that Leeds would let him leave for so cheap.
Could Leeds get relegated this season?
However, following a poor start to the Premier League season, which sees Leeds just one place above the relegation places, having picked up only two points so far, there is the chance the club could end up in a relegation battle this season.
As much as it doesn’t seem probable, if the club were to go down this campaign, Phillips’ value could possibly drop by a significant amount. Maybe then perhaps the midfielder could be picked up for a fee close to what has been reported in recent weeks.