David Prutton shares damning transfer view on Leeds United ace Kalvin Phillips
David Prutton believes Leeds United star man Kalvin Phillips is “gone” if Manchester City come in with a big enough bid for him.
According to the Daily Mail [11 June], Pep Guardiola’s side are willing to pay a £60million fee for his services.
The Telegraph [8 June] reports that the Premier League champions are set to express their interest later this month after the international fixtures.
Prutton told Yorkshire Evening Post: “There are continued reports that Manchester City are going to come in with a big bid for Phillips and suggestions of a £60million bid. If they come in with a £60million bid then he’s gone.
“I know what he means to Leeds and what Leeds means to him but if that is the case then he could go and play for one of the greatest managers that the game has ever seen in Pep Guardiola and a team that is a bunch of serial winners and is getting pushed better and better by a very good Liverpool team.
“He could be part of a dynastic kind of group of players that could do something really special at Manchester City.
“If you are a Leeds fan, you are probably thinking ‘cheers’ but that just goes to show the sliding-doors moments.”
This move is seemingly inevitable which is absolutely awful for the Whites.
His importance to Jesse Marsch’s side was glaringly obvious as they struggled all season long in his absence.
He barely featured in the Premier League, along with several other key players being absent, which led to Leeds fighting relegation right until the last day.
Phillips is potentially the most important player in the squad and it will be a huge blow to see him leave for a Manchester club in the summer.
The Elland Road outfit looked to have taken a big step towards keeping their stars by staying in the league for the 2022/23 season but that is proving increasingly difficult as a host of teams keep tabs on their best players.
Hopefully, they can fight off the interest and keep the midfielder a little while longer but a move seems inevitable.
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