Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips could leave club - pundit
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips could be interested in leaving the club in the future, according to former player David Norris.
The England international has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Liverpool in recent weeks, but the Whites are keen to offer him a new contract.
Phillips has spent his entire career so far at Elland Road, making over 200 first team appearances for Leeds after graduating from the club’s academy, but Norris suggests that he may soon look to move on.
“He’s going to be ambitious, he’s regular now for the international team,” Norris told This is Futbol.
“You’d think with the ambition he’s got, for what he’s done in a short period of time, he’s going to want to do bigger and better things.”
Elland Road exit?
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
Leeds are Phillips’ boyhood team and he has often spoken glowingly about his love for the city and the club, but that may not stop him from leaving in the future.
Following a ninth-place finish in the Premier League last season, the Whites will have ambitions to cement themselves as a top-half side and secure European football, but they are currently struggling at the other end of the table.
Phillips will have ambitions of his own and got a taste of playing at the very highest level when he played in all of England’s games on their run to the Euro 2020 final in the summer.
Having featured alongside players for the Three Lions who are regularly challenging for trophies and competing in Europe with their clubs, the 25-year-old will likely feel he is capable of doing the same.
He has established himself as one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League, so would not be short of offers if he did decide to leave Elland Road.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites’ chances of making any January signings are reportedly slim.