Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to react to a report on Kalvin Phillips’ international future. 

According to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, the Whites midfielder is the subject of “shock interest” from the Jamaican national team, who he qualifies to represent.

The reporter shared the update via his personal Twitter account on Sunday morning, and it provoked more than a little conversation among supporters.

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For some, any kind of interest in Phillips is enough to cause panic, before a closer inspection made it clear that he isn’t at the heart of a summer transfer wrangle.

But once that fleeting dread had passed, the general consensus seemed to be that Phillips should turn down Jamaica and bide his time for an England call-up.

And we absolutely agree.

As recently as June, Gareth Southgate was mentioning both Phillips and Ben White as potential candidates for next year’s European Championship squad, and now that Leeds are in the Premier League, you would expect Phillips’ star to rise further.

Sky Sports pundits Andy Hinchcliffe and Harry Kewell have already argued that he deserves his shot in the national team, and if he keeps up the level of performance we have seen from him over the past couple of years, it will become increasingly hard to disagree with them.

Southgate will surely know this too, and if Jamaica are serious about their interest in the player – and why on earth wouldn’t they be? – then don’t be surprised to see him given a nod for the Three Lions sooner rather than later so that his future is secured.

Here are some of the best tweet from Leeds United supporters:

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