Leeds United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest claim to emerge concerning Whites midfielder Kalvin Phillips and the possibility of him signing a new contract at the Yorkshire club.
The report claims that Phillips is “ready to talk” to the club and would “ideally like to sign a new deal” at Leeds that could see the Englishman “become the first Leeds player to breach the £100,000-a-week earnings barrier”.
The report also added: “Sources have confirmed that the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are keeping tabs on the midfielder, but the expectation is that Phillips will sign a new deal in West Yorkshire.”
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Leeds supporters who were not shy in airing their thoughts on the matter.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say in response to this claim about Phillips?
“Get it done ASAP”
“Give him what he wants we need him”
“Give him it and the captain’s armband.”
“Surely a no brainer”
“Give him the contract if Leeds are to challenge in the Premiership. He’s the future.”
“Don’t negotiate or delay – get the deal done and show the right intent!”
“Give him what he wants. Vital to us”
Looking at the replies to this post, it seems as though all of these Leeds fans are in agreement that the club should be doing all they can to get Phillips to sign a new contract at Elland Road, which just goes to show how highly regarded he is there.
Given how the midfielder has played 90 minutes in all of Leeds’ Premier League matches following their opening-day defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, this shows just how important he is to Marcelo Bielsa and the team.
Do you think Leeds should offer Phillips a new and improved contract?
In our view, if Phillips wants to sign a new deal at Leeds – even though his current one isn’t set to expire until 2024 – then the club should offer him the best deal they can, not only to reward him for his service for the club over the years, but to ward off any potential interest from other teams that may be interested in signing him, as the report claimed.