Report: Liverpool are monitoring Kalvin Phillips amid Leeds uncertainty
Liverpool are monitoring Kalvin Phillips, with 90min reporting that contract talks with Leeds United are currently on hold as the Whites battle for Premier League survival.
When Jesse Marsch’s men beat Watford 3-0, it appeared that Leeds were on the brink of safety. However, the nine-point gap is now down to two. And the Whites have played one game more than Everton.
Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of uncertainty at Elland Road right now. 90min reports that Leeds have now put contract talks with Raphinha and Phillips on hold.
The move makes a lot of sense. And the good news for Leeds is that neither player is reportedly speaking to other clubs about a move. That is despite reports claiming that Raphinha has agreed personal terms with Barcelona.
But plenty of teams are waiting in the wings. 90min reports that Newcastle and Aston Villa are showing strong interest in the England international. Meanwhile, Liverpool are monitoring Phillips.
Liverpool are monitoring Kalvin Phillips
Leeds staying up this season is imperative if they hope to stand a chance of keeping Phillips and Raphinha for another year.
Should they do so, they may fancy their chances of keeping Phillips from joining Newcastle or Villa. Both clubs are works in progress. So leaving his boyhood side for either may be tough for the 26-year-old.
However, the prospect of joining Liverpool would make Leeds’ task considerably more difficult. The Reds are one of the world’s best teams. And Phillips will have ambitions of playing alongside the very best.
It would delight Leeds fans if Phillips spent his career at Elland Road. He is an ‘amazing‘ player. But he is also one player that the Whites fans want to see realise his full potential. And you could understand if he felt that that was more likely if he left for Liverpool – should they make a bid.
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