Phil Hay has been speaking about where Leeds United and Kalvin Phillips stand in terms of discussing a new contract.
There had been claims made by pundit Jamie Redknapp over the last week that Phillips and Marcelo Bielsa had a clash after the midfielder had been deployed as a centre back firstly against Spurs and then in the following match against Brighton.
Phillips swiftly put an end to this supposed rift after the cub’s win against Palace claiming that he would play anywhere for Bielsa, which just shows how willing he is to succeed and play for both Leeds and the manager.
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Reports in the Daily Star had suggested earlier in the year that Phillips and Leeds were working on a new contract for the England international, however, there has seemingly been little progress made on that front.
Hay has revealed where the two parties stand in terms of agreeing on a new contract while speaking on The Phil Hay Show.
(46:43) “I don’t think that’s really made any progress, although I wouldn’t have said that either side, him or the club felt an urgent rush to get it done.
“But there does seem to be commitment on Phillips’ side to speak about his commitment and on Leeds’ side to renegotiate and to pay more and to understand that because he is an England international and because he is one of the pick of the players at Elland Road, he should be earning more and should be closer to the sort of wage that in England international would earn.”
TIF Thoughts on Phillips…
It would be utter madness if Leeds and Phillips could not come to some sort of agreement on a new deal given how important he is to the team, you only have to look at their results with and without him to realise this.
Also, the longer Leeds delay putting an emphasis on sorting Phillips a new contract, the more his value in the transfer market drops and the club’s unwillingness to ramp up talks may cause their star midfielder to think twice about remaining at Elland Road for a longer amount of time.