Leeds United could make move to re-sign Kalvin Phillips; Newcastle United, West Ham United moves unlikely

Leeds United could swoop in for Kalvin Phillips should they return to the top flight with West Ham unintersted in a permanent deal.

According to Give Me Sport, Kalvin Phillips has emerged as a strong target for Leeds United should they return to the Premier League. The Manchester City outcast, who is currently on £150,000-a-week wages, may not have a future at West Ham beyond the summer as he ponders his long-term and immediate future.

Leeds United keen on Kalvin Phillips?

Kalvin Phillips’s career has dovetailed in the last 18 months or so since making his big career move from boyhood club Leeds United to Manchester City. Initially, it was seen as a shrewd signing, but soon, problems began emerging in the background, especially with Pep Guardiola.

Having barely played much for the Citizens, Phillips sealed a loan move to West Ham in January, which was expected to revitalise his career. So far, his performances for the Hammers have been below par, which has given rise to speculation that he may not have a long-term career at the London Stadium.

Not only West Ham, but also Newcastle United, who held an interest ahead of January, may not pursue a deal either. With Manchester City also not keen on keeping the outcast on £150,000-a-week wages, they might find a way to seek a new buyer in the next window amid rumours that Leeds United are pondering a move.

Leeds United are fighting for the automatic promotion places in the Championship alongside Ipswich Town. Either they qualify with a top-two finish or fight it out in the playoffs, and should they return to the top flight, a move for Phillips is possible, although plenty of complications are attached to such an idea.

Kalvin Phillips’s uncertain future ahead

Leeds United will surely be mindful of Manchester City’s asking price. Considering how Guardiola’s team set out a huge loan fee in January, which West Ham paid, they will certainly want to recoup most of the £45 million paid for the out-of-favour midfielder.

West Ham are also not keen on signing Phillips on a permanent basis, considering his asking price and the level of the midfielder’s performances. Gareth Southgate did not call him up for the upcoming international games, which signifies the drop in standard from the midfielder in the recent period. Overall, the Manchester City midfielder’s future seems uncertain, as a huge asking price could further bring complications.

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