Andy Goldstein suggests Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips would fetch £70million fee
Andy Goldstein believes Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips could fetch a £70million fee amid a discussion over his future on talkSPORT.
The 25-year-old is currently starring for England at Euro 2020, helping the Three Lions to a semi-final meeting with Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.
Phillips was also instrumental in driving Leeds to a top-ten finish on their return to the Premier League last season after a 16-year absence.
Speaking on talkSPORT[05/07/21], Goldstein and former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy pondered the potential price tag on Phillips “if Manchester United wanted to buy him”.
Golstein said: “£60-70million, yeah I can see that, you said earlier on he’s a Champions League player now.”
“He looks it doesn’t he, he looks comfortable in there,” Cundy replied.
Goldstein: “They all look unbelievable at the moment.”
In the cold light of day that probably sounds like a fair valuation to put on the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’, given he has made just 29 Premier League appearances at the age of 25.
That price would have been lower before the European Championships but Phillips has significantly bolstered his reputation in England and further afield.
If he wasn’t well-known beforehand, he certainly is now.
Phillips has arguably been one of the best midfielders at the tournament so far, and there could still be two more games left to enhance his profile even further.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see an ‘elite’ club launch a bid for his services, but he’s an invaluable asset to us and we’re not sure any offer should be countenanced.
As far as we’re aware there are no financial issues that would require us to cash in on him, so it would come down to whether we would be significantly improved with the money his sale would bring into the club.
Marcelo Bielsa can work wonders with most players, but at this present time Phillips has a unique set of skills and that would be difficult to instantly replace.
Furthermore, he is a popular figure among players and fans so his influence is intangible.
It’s good to hear people sit up and take notice of the Whites dynamo, but he’s ours to keep.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in the hunt to sign this EUROs semi-final sensation who wowed Micah Richards in June.