A number of Sheffield United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Sun over the weekend suggesting that the Blades are interested in Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
Chris Wilder’s men look to have a fantastic chance of playing European football next season. They currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, and are just four points off the top four.
And The Sun suggests that they plan to look to Elland Road should they manage to book a ticket into a continental competition next term.
It is claimed that they are interested in Phillips. And they are hoping that potential European football could give them an advantage over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley in the race for his signature.
The Sun notes that Phillips is unlikely to go anywhere should Leeds manage to get promoted this season. And it is fair to say that Marcelo Bielsa’s side appear to be on track.
Phillips has continued to impress this season. His form has been a key reason for their success under Bielsa, with the Argentinian deploying the 24-year-old in a holding role.
He is unquestionably one of the best players in the Championship, and plenty would argue that he is the very best.
And it appears that that may be an opinion shared by a lot of Sheffield United fans. Plenty of supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the reports.
Some do not believe that Wilder needs to sign another midfielder in the summer. However, several have insisted that he would be an excellent signing – though they are not optimistic about their chances of tempting him away from Leeds.
Here is what some of the supporters make of the reports…
Don’t need another midfielder
— craig platts (@PlattsCraig) February 23, 2020
Yes please but no way will we get him.
— Martyn Doncaster (@Blades60Martyn) February 23, 2020
Why would we need him? Just signed berge
— Callum Cutler (@calcutler) February 23, 2020
I’d take him tomorrow, good squad addition for those European nights 🤷🏻♂️
— Jon Kay ⚔️🔴⚪️⚫️⚔️ (@jonkay19) February 23, 2020
Our Midfield is already stacked. Phillips would cause even more problems. Quality player like, would love to see him in Red and White
— Jake Thomas (@JakeTho19561358) February 22, 2020
Would be a cracking signing, seriously what a player
— Blades1993 (@Blades19931) February 23, 2020
We’re stacked in midfield.
— Bagsman Billy ⚔️🔴⚪ (@LecouveyMarco) February 23, 2020