By Mark Smith

18th Jun, 2022 | 7:10am

Paris Saint-Germain make formal approach to sign Leeds United star with £200k-a-week wages on table

Paris Saint-Germain have made a formal approach to sign Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips this summer, according to The Mirror on Saturday (18 June).

The newspaper has reported in their print edition [pg.70] that the French giants are set to rival Manchester City for the signing of the Yorkshire Pirlo, and have made the first move.

Leeds would find it hard to reject a £55million bid for Phillips, who could see his wages triple in France up to £200,000-a-week if he made the move.

This has come out of nowhere.

With no contract agreed as of yet at Elland Road, it looks as though an exit is all but guaranteed, which is extremely hard for any of us to imagine right now.

Manchester City were said to be leading the race for Phillips, but this last-minute approach with huge money could turn the tables in the favour of Paris Saint-Germain.

Not having to see Phillips twice a season could ease the pain of losing him in what would be club-record blockbuster sale, as he looks to collect silverware.

Huge.

If Phillips is to leave this summer, Leeds have to squeeze every single penny they can out of him.

With PSG coming to the table to rival Manchester City, two of the richest clubs in the world, that should make it easy to demand another £10million on top of the initial price.

That would take it above £60million and almost impossible to ignore.

Angus Kinnear and Victor Orta will know how sensitive the subject of losing Phillips will be, and they will hopefully still be pushing to secure his future at his boyhood club.

That may seem impossible now the potential offer of £200,000-a-week could be on the table, but anything can happen in football, especially at Leeds.

The future of Phillips will determine a lot of things at Elland Road, with everyone thinking that Raphinha’s exit was more likely, that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.

Let’s hope for more positive updates soon.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are readying a new bid for a blockbuster striker signing according to Phil Hay after Premier League survival