By Pranav Shahaney

29th Jan, 2022 | 11:01pm

West Ham make £50m bid to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips

West Ham have reportedly made a fresh £50million offer to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

According to The Sun on Saturday night (January 29), the Hammers have tabled a ‘mega’ bid as they look to sign the England international.

However, given the state of the season and the player’s injury, they’re prepared to wait and sign him in the summer.

Must hold on

Declan Rice and Phillips have excelled in a midfield two for England in the last two years.

That could be one of the main reasons why the Hammers are prepared to sign the Englishman for such a high valuation.

This would break their transfer record and also be the highest Leeds have received from a player’s sale.

It always felt that Raphinha would be the most expensive acquisition, but as it turns out, that is not yet the case.

Phillips will now have to make a big decision and realise which club is best suited for his development.

He has the chance to continue playing for Leeds and go down in the history books as one of their greatest ever players.

However, if he feels that he can take West Ham to that next level and into the Champions League then he may even consider an exit away from the club.

As things stand, Phillips is expected to see the season out at Elland Road before taking any major calls about his future.

In other Leeds United news, Manchester United are weighing up a late bid for £5m-rated ace Leeds want to sign before Jan 31