Leeds confident of keeping Euro 2020 star Kalvin Phillips

01 Jul 2021 06:41 pm, by YorkshireSquare

Kalvin Phillips wasn’t a name many would’ve had in their England starting XI for Euro 2020 outside of Leeds United supporters prior to the start of the tournament. The 25-year-old was something of a surprise inclusion when Gareth Southgate named his team to face Croatia in their opening group game, but he more than justified his selection with a man-of-the-match performance.

He retained his place in midfield in slightly less eye-catching performances against Scotland and Czech Republic before being one of England’s star men in their 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday. Phillips regained possession 11 times for his team - a match-high number for that particular statistic - and once again played the full 90 minutes. He is England’s only outfield player to have played every minute of Euro 2020, with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also playing the full tournament to date.

His strong performances and clear importance to this England team are likely to have caught the eye of a number of admirers, particularly in the Premier League. If you are looking for sites to bet on football with then look no further than Inkedin. They have compiled a list of the very best football betting sites and put them together all in one place to help you find the best possible betting platform that suits your needs.

There has been no concrete interest to date, but Leeds Chief Executive Angus Kinnear expects the club to receive some offers for the Academy product should his form continue throughout the knockout stages. However, Kinnear remains confident that Phillips will be back in a Leeds shirt at the start of next season.

All the players: we want them to stay, they want to stay. “There are discussions being had, but we’re very confident of retaining everybody. We just need Kalvin to keep a little bit of a lid on it in the Euros because if he plays like that again we’ll get some offers, but we’re very confident.

It says a lot about Leeds United that Kalvin is proving what all Leeds United fans know about what a great midfielder he is. We also know his future is secured at Leeds United. He wants to be here, we want him to be here and that’s a measure of where the club’s got to.

Phillips’ current contract at Elland Road expires in 2024, having signed a five-year deal before the promotion-winning season of 2019/20. The club are interested in renewing both his and striker Patrick Bamford’s deals this summer after the pair played a crucial role in the Whites’ 9th-placed finish in the Premier League.