By Frank McAvennie

15th Jul, 2021 | 6:00pm

Phillips tipped to quit Leeds with club's blessing as 'agreement' mooted - pundit

Frank McAvennnie claims Kalvin Phillips will leave Leeds United next summer with the club’s blessing.

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, also insisted the midfielder will want improved terms on his return to Elland Road.

Phillips, 25, has spent the summer on international duty at Euro 2020 and barely missed a minute as England reached the final.

He and Declan Rice formed a formidable partnership during the Three Lions’ run to the final.

Phillips is now resting ahead of his return to Leeds but his dramtic summer may not be over.

McAvennie insists other clubs will be interesting in signing Phillips but he also mooted a possible behind the scenes agreeement.

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“He was the surprise package of the Euros,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“To be a starter? Wow, I didn’t see that coming. I think he’ll get another year at Leeds.

“He’ll be wanting a new contract I’d imagine, he’s a superstar now.

“He’s shown the world what he can do, there will be clubs interested.

“There might be some sort of agreement in place. He could go with the club’s blessing next year.

“He will make them a lot of money but they won’t want to lose him.

“Personally, I wouldn’t want to leave Leeds this summer but if a bid comes in you never know.

“I think he’ll stay for one more year, then we’ll see him move.”

Phillips made 29 appearances for the Whites during his debut Premier League season.

He scored his first top flight goal on the final day of the campaign, a direct free kick against West Brom.

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