Former Leeds United player Carlton Palmer doesn’t believe that Kalvin Phillips should rush into signing a new deal at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old put pen-to-paper on a new contract in 2019 which runs until the summer of 2024 and recently Eurosport reported that Leeds and Phillips are struggling to find an agreement over new contract terms.
Will Kalvin Phillips still be a Leeds United player at the start of next season?
Palmer believes that there is no rush for Phillips to sign a new deal, telling This is Futbol: “If I was him, he’s under contract and there’s no real panic. Ok we’re just about to turn the corner in a couple of months to 2022 but he’s still under contract for another two years.
“So, obviously Leeds would like to tie him down as soon as possible but from a player’s point of view, I wouldn’t be rushing because the contract he signs now, A, it’s got to be the best contract of his life that sets him and his family up financially and B, it’s got to be right for him career wise, in terms of the way Leeds United are going forward. So, if I was advising him, at this moment in time, I would be saying, let’s assess it come the end of the season.”
Phillips has been linked with other Premier League clubs, with the Daily Star reporting that Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the race for the England international. The report also suggests that he would favour a move to Anfield should he decide to depart Elland Road.
Phillips has made over 220 appearances for Leeds, scoring 14 goals and providing 13 assists, with one of those assists coming in the club’s recent Premier League match against Norwich City, which the Whites won 2-1 and saw them move onto ten points.