By Kevin Campbell

14th Oct, 2021 | 4:00pm

Leeds backed to sell Phillips for 'huge' fee after Hay update - pundit

Leeds United would sell Kalvin Phillips if a “huge bid” came in, according to Kevin Campbell.

The ex-Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said there is a real possibility of the 25-year-old leaving Elland Road even if he signs a new deal.

This site revealed on October 9th that the Whites are confident of tying the centre-midfielder down to a new contract by the end of the year.

According to The Athletic‘s Phil Hay, the club don’t want to lose their prize asset but would consider an offer if it was sizeable and Phillips expressed a desire to leave.

Phillips‘ current contract at Elland Road runs until the summer of 2024.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Hay’s claim, Campbell said: “He could leave next summer, even if he signs a new deal.

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“Make no mistake about it, Phillips loves the club. The key to a lot of this will be how Leeds do this season.

“A new deal would put him on the wages that he deserves while protecting the football club from potential suitors. It is a bit like the Jack Grealish situation at Aston Villa.

“Phillips’ deal might have a buyout clause in it. It’s fine so long as everyone is happy with it. If somebody meets the clause then fine. It works both ways.

“He is being coveted by a lot of clubs, that’s for sure. I think Leeds would have to take the money if a huge bid came in.”

In other news, a pundit has claimed Raphinha ‘will not be at Leeds next season’ after a source update.