Leeds United journalist, Connor McGilligan, has been speaking on the latest YouTube video published by the One Leeds Fan Channel.
Transfer talk was the main discussion point of the video with McGilligan mulling over the latest rumours to emerge regarding the Yorkshire side.
Do you expect to lose Raphinha or Phillips next summer?
With Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha both at the centre of transfer rumours, the journalist drew similarities to how Leicester City allowed the sale of Riyad Mahrez, Ngolo Kante and Harry Maguire following their success in the top flight.
Whilst discussing the latest transfer rumours, McGilligan shared his thoughts on the possibility of Leeds allowing some of their stars to leave in a similar style to Leicester City a number of years ago.
(10:00) “I think if we’re to talk between Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha if one of them is going to go, you know, you look at the Leicester blueprint when you know [Riyad] Mahrez went and [Harry] Maguire went and [Ngolo] Kante went they had to do that. They had to do that, to stay afloat as a club in terms of that top-level and reinvest and obviously bring such top dollar in.
“Leeds are going to have to do that, at some point, we’re not just going to be able to keep hold of our best assets and develop and develop and develop. That’s not our business model. That’s not how it works.”
TIF Thoughts on Leeds’ future…
The club clearly have big plans for the club with the proposed development of Elland Road to increase the capacity up to the 55,000 region.
However, for this to happen we feel it is essential for the Whites to remain a Premier League side to maintain their current level of revenue coming into the club.
Although we understand the point McGilligan makes, a lot would be lying on the Leeds recruitment staff to get the replacements of Raphinha and/or Phillips if they were to be sold.
Leicester have shown that it is possible to continue their progression after selling some important players, however, we still feel it would be a big risk for Leeds to follow in their footsteps.