Many Leeds United fans have reacted to Phil Hay’s morning post on the contract situation surrounding Kalvin Phillips at the moment.
The England international has been the subject of reported interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United in recent days, with claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have moved on from West Ham’s Declan Rice, and instead turned their attentions towards Phillips.
Will Kalvin Phillips leave next summer?
And now, in a post for The Athletic on Saturday morning, Hay shed some light on what’s going on with Phillips, revealing that while all sides are ready to discuss terms on an improved deal, there is a recognition of the ambition that the midfielder has.
That has seen Leeds fans take to Twitter to voice their thoughts on what could potentially happen with their talisman over the coming months and years.
What did Leeds fans make of Phil Hay’s post on Kalvin Phillips?
“This season and next max if we’re lucky”
“Cheers Phil, woke up looking forward to the game and now I’m crying into my cereal at the thought of a Leeds United without KP.”
“Give him a new contract, insert release clause, gone next summer. I’ll be gutted to see him go but accept he wants to test himself at the top, and we are years away from that.”
“Stick a clause in his contract that a bid cannot be accepted from a team in Red.”
“If we don’t stay up this season, he’s gone, that man isn’t going to play in the Championship ever again.”
“I can’t even being myself to imagine KP in another shirt”
“We will be relegated this season which means he will go in summer for half what we would get for him. We are doomed either way.”
Unsurprisingly, Leeds fans seem to be absolutely gutted at the prospect of losing Phillips sometime in the near future, and that too to a rival like United.
The midfielder has been with the club since he was just a child, and has come through the academy and progressed into not only a Premier League star, but one at international level too with England.
Phillips is Leeds, and Leeds is Phillips, and it’s tough to imagine a scenario where the two aren’t connected.