Report: Liverpool want 'wonderful' international midfielder, but he's part of a potential £100m+ double deal
Liverpool hold an interest in signing Leeds United midfielder, Kalvin Phillips, but the Reds could be forced to pay a huge fee for the England man if they do go for him.
Phillips’ future is in doubt after Leeds struggle to stay up last season. Of course, the Whites did indeed manage a Premier League stay and that has increased their chances of keeping their star midfielder. A number of clubs, including Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester United have all expressed an interest.
However, it is indeed Liverpool who appear to be monitoring him the closest, per reports. But if the Reds do want to land the ‘wonderful‘ Phillips, then it could take a huge chunk of cash to do so. That’s because 90Min have reported how Leeds will demand over £100m for Phillips and teammate Raphinha, if the club decides to cash in this summer.
Phillips has been touted as a £50m player previously. But Leeds’ insistence here on over £100m could point to the Whites wanting even more than that for their midfield star.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will indeed push ahead for Phillips. The midfielder could end up signing a new contract at Elland Road if they put the right terms on the table.
TBR’s View: Liverpool Need A Midfielder And Kalvin Phillips Could Be The One
There is no doubting Kalvin Phillips has the ability to play for a club in the top four. He’s done so well with Leeds and England that he has little to prove.
He might well want to challenge himself as well when it comes to that level, meaning Liverpool and the other European clubs keen might be able to tempt him. Obviously, he loves Leeds as well, but there is sometimes a natural period of time when it comes to move on.
Liverpool will need to shell out big bucks it seems here. But in the end, Phillips might be worth the cash.
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