Leeds to be inundated with Phillips offers after £100m confirmation - Mills
Danny Mills has claimed Kalvin Phillips may have his “head turned” and Leeds United will be inundated with offers next summer if he continues his great form.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender suggested Phillips will want to test himself in the Champions League after speaking to his international teammates.
The midfielder made his Three Lions debut last August and was a key part of the squad that reached the European Championship final.
His fine performances saw him named England Men’s player of the year for the 2020-21 campaign.
Phillips, a Leeds academy graduate, is under contract at Elland Road until the summer of 2024.
“The more and more that he’s involved with England, he’s going to start to hear what other clubs do,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“His head will be turned and rightly so by players saying ‘We’re playing against Real Madrid’ ‘We’re playing against PSG’ ‘We’re playing against Barcelona’.
“Undoubtedly there will be a part of him thinking ‘I want a part of that, I want to test myself against the best’.
“If Leeds progress and make it that way, then brilliant. But it’s the second season in the Premier League so you’re going to have to be more realistic than that.
“Another good season this year and there will be some very, very serious offers that come in for Kalvin Phillips.”
Chief executive Angus Kinnear revealed in his programme notes on 23rd August that Leeds had “vigorously resisted” over £100million of interest in their players this summer.
Phillips earned his 15th England cap against Hungary on Thursday (2 September) night.
He started all seven of the side’s game in this summer’s Euros campaign that ended in defeat to Italy at Wembley in the final.
In other news, Leeds United have rejected bids for a player from six clubs.