Leeds tipped to make '£70m profit' on Phillips as 'huge' talks get underway - pundit
Danny Mills has tipped Kalvin Phillips to sign a new contract at Leeds United if it includes a £60million or £70million release clause.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender insisted the club would be happy if they made that much “profit” on the academy graduate.
Football Insider exclusively revealed on September 16 Leeds have opened talks with Phillips over a blockbuster new deal.
This site then revealed the next day the England star is very keen on signing an extension to his current deal that expires in the summer of 2024.
“It would be huge,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“It would protect the club and Kalvin is in a very strong position.
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“There would be a buy-out clause put in that means everyone is happy. So if it is going to happen and he is to move on and somebody is going to meet it then good luck to everybody.
“It protects the player, it protects the club and rewards the player for what he’s done.
“It’s a little bit like the Jack Grealish situation. He’s an academy product who has cost nothing, if that buy-out clause is £60million or £70million then that’s all profit. That’s not bad going.
“If the player is worth that and somebody is prepared to meet it then he’s clearly doing something right.”
After missing the opening day defeat to Man United, Phillips has started Leeds’ last four Premier League games.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are still looking for their first win after drawing 1-1 with Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on Friday night.