Kalvin Phillips yet to hold Leeds contract talks in 2022 – XenBet

Leeds United are yet to hold talks with Kalvin Phillips this year over his proposed new deal, 90min understands.

The 26-year-old last penned a new contract in 2019 when Leeds were still in the Championship, and although he got a bump in salary with promotion to the Premier League, he is due a new deal that would make him one of the club’s highest paid earners alongside Rodrigo and Raphinha.

The need for a new contract has also been heightened by Phillips’ emergence as a regular England international, but 90min has learned that after initial talks were held last year, the club are yet to return to the negotiating table after failing to agree terms.

Phillips was one of the Three Lions’ top performers at Euro 2020 last summer, but he is currently one of the lower paid players at Leeds and is eager for the club to recognise his improved standing in the game.

His value to Leeds was confirmed when West Ham made a dramatic late January bid worth more than £50m, though his agent Kevin Sharp confirmed earlier this month that he wanted Leeds to engage in talks – which 90min understands has still not happened.

“Kalvin was pleased that Leeds turned those offers down. He has never asked to leave Leeds in all his time with the club and has no intention of doing that now or in the summer,” Sharp told the Daily Star.

“But I understand the offer that was turned down would have been a record for both buying and selling clubs.

“So I would hope that Leeds would honour their promise of a new contract for him which would then end any unsettling speculation about his future this summer.”

Phillips’s current deal expires in 2024, but with West Ham having a bid rejected in January and the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United all keeping a close eye on his situation, the pressure is mounting on Leeds’ hierarchy to get a deal finalised before the summer transfer window opens.

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Author: Heidi Porter