Report: Leeds will now sell 'amazing' player for half-price if they go down today
Leeds United face a huge day as they look to beat Brentford and keep their Premier League position for another season.
Jesse Marsch’s side has to beat Burnley’s result to have any chance of survival. A draw could be enough if Burnley lose their game, while a win is needed if the Clarets manage a point from their own game.
Of course, while going down is a nightmare in itself, Leeds have some big worries over some key players should relegation become reality. Some of their top stars like Raphinha, Kalvin Phillips, and Rodrigo could all be on their way out of Elland Road.
And according to a report from The Telegraph today, Leeds will sell midfielder Phillips for half the price they actually want for him if they’re relegated. It’s claimed in the report that Phillips may still leave even if they stay up. But that fee will be around £60m, with the Whites having to sell the England man for £30m if they do drop today.
TBR’s View: Kalvin Phillips For £30m Is A Snip For Anyone
We saw last summer with Sheffield United how they had to sell Aaron Ramsdale to keep the books balanced so Leeds will face a similar situation this summer if they go down.
Kalvin Phillips is far too good for the Championship and with a World Cup around the corner, he’ll want Premier League football in the lead up to December’s kick off.
For £30m as well, Phillips is a huge bargain for any potential buyer. Leeds will be gutted if they only get that for him, but at the end of the day, that’s just how it goes when you get relegated.
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