England international Kalvin Phillips has no desire to leave Leeds United this summer. The Yorkshire based midfield has been exceptional for the Three Lions at the Euros and deserves a lot of credit in England’s semifinal run in the tournament.
He has seen the high with Leeds and currently with England and has also seen the extreme lows in his professional career. Phillips who has been with the club since he was a child does not feel any reason to leave just because his stocks have risen by performing at an international tournament.
While it is great to see suitors for the 25-year-old but his agent Kevin Sharp is certain that Phillips is going nowhere this summer.
Sharp recently told i News, “Before Kalvin signed his last contract, we had good interest so we sat down and explored all the pros and cons.
“His desire was never to leave, it was to be rewarded and stay and play for the team he supported as a kid.
“Within the contract he signed in September 2019, we included provisions within it for if Leeds reached the Premier League, so it’s all set up for the top flight.”
His agent highlighted how at first both of them thought it to be a gamble but their trust in Marcelo Bielsa gave them assurance. “We knew it was a bit of a gamble, but we knew Leeds would get there under [Marcelo] Bielsa and obviously they did.
“There may be clubs who are actually looking at Kalvin now because the more successful you are – playing for England in big tournaments – naturally breeds interest.
“But Kalvin is happy at Leeds and has no desire to move whatsoever. It’s more a case of ‘carry on what you’re doing for club and country.”
Phillips, who has received the nickname of ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’ for his fantastic performances at the heart of midfield, has a contract running till 2024 with Leeds. Whether the club is looking for an improved contract or not is still in doubt. However, the player’s agent is not pushing it but he is also not denying it.
“It’s not something we’re banging on the door to make happen because it’s about Kalvin playing and enjoying his football.
“But if Leeds want to improve that and protect their assets, for sure we’d be interested in sitting down with them. His value will increase and long may that continue,” Sharp concluded.