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Marcelo Bielsa hints Kalvin Phillips will snub Manchester United transfer interests and only leave in a way that allows him to become a Leeds idol


Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa believes Kalvin Phillips would only leave to join a team where “the connection to where he was born remains intact”, ruling out any interest from Manchester United.

Phillips was born and raised in Leeds, becoming a key player for Bielsa as Los Blancos returned to the Premier League last season.

Leeds star Phillips looks set to extend contract and drop all reports of move to Manchester
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Marcelo Bielsa hints Kalvin Phillips will snub Manchester United transfer interests and only leave in a way that allows him to become a Leeds idol
Phillips was one of Euro 2020’s most notable players and continues to generate interest from the top four teams
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His performances earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI for Euro 2020, before being named England player of the year after an impressive performance.

Phillips’s postings inevitably led to ties to a number of Champions League-level teams. Leeds are trying to counter any doubts with a new long-term contract.

A report has claimed that an unlikely source is interested in the services of Phillip – Manchester United – who are bitter rivals of the Yorkshire club.

Since then, Bielsa has been handed over those claims and said he can only see his star midfielder leave for a club where his reputation remains intact.

Marcelo Bielsa hints Kalvin Phillips will snub Manchester United transfer interests and only leave in a way that allows him to become a Leeds idol
Reports claimed United switched to Phillips after failing to land international midfield partner Declan Rice

“It is very important to us. I saw in him behavior that I rarely see in a player, ”said Bielsa.

“For a player to refuse a club of a higher level because of the love of a club in which he is in is not frequent.

“One day he will stop playing for Leeds and the way he does will convert him to an idol forever. I have a feeling. It is intuition.

“I’m sure he would only leave if he saw that the connection to where he was born remains intact.” He will know how to do this.

Marcelo Bielsa hints Kalvin Phillips will snub Manchester United transfer interests and only leave in a way that allows him to become a Leeds idol
Bielsa is convinced Phillips would only leave on the right term
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The shock option of a move to Manchester could soon be ruled out, with Phillips set to be rewarded for his performance with a new contract at Elland Road.

Speaking to the i, Phillips’ agent Kevin Sharp said: “I have had positive discussions with Leeds United throughout the summer on a new contract for Kalvin.

“Talks are ongoing and I can only see a positive result. Kalvin’s desire is to stay at Leeds United and there is a real will on all sides to make it happen.

The 25-year-old has once again been included in England’s Southgate squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and said: “Feelings are still the same for the call, two more important games for him. bring Qatar closer. “

Marcelo Bielsa hints Kalvin Phillips will snub Manchester United transfer interests and only leave in a way that allows him to become a Leeds idol
Phillips looks happy to stay put
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