Just when you thought the Kalvin Phillips rumours had died down for a couple of days, they come bursting back to life.
BBC Sport journalist Adam Pope said on West Yorkshire Sport Daily yesterday, that he thinks it’s very likely Phillips will move Aston Villa this summer, saying that he believes Leeds’ will give in to Villa’s demands, even though he feels Kalvin Phillips doesn’t want to leave the club.
It was discussed earlier on in the programme about how desperate Leeds are for money, and Pope believes that eventually, Leeds’ resolve will break and be forced to sell.
This response did not go down well with Leeds United fans at all. Given how vital he was to United finishing third last year, the prospect of selling him would be disastrous for the club. Leeds fans have been through the ‘selling our best player because we’re desperate money’ phase before, with the infamous fire sale of the early 2000s.
That’s why they took to Twitter to take issue with Adam Pope’s comments. Although it wasn’t so much the comments that got people riled up, it was more the implications and what it would mean for the club, with plenty of vitriol heading the way of owner Andrea Radrizzani and how this would be the final straw in the deteriorating relationship between him and the fans.
I’m done if this happens
— carterLUFC (@ellisnoah0101) July 2, 2019
Bridge too far…..????
— David Wainwright (@dayvid58) July 2, 2019
… no words. pic.twitter.com/zbnYy8U99Q
— MB (@_MB92_) July 2, 2019
Sounds like he is off. Ar milking it and getting a free ride? Diabolical sale if it happens
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) July 2, 2019
It doesn’t matter, we’ll never get a say in it so I’m not bothered.
Don’t wanna see us sell him but it isn’t upto me or another other Leeds fan.
So I don’t get worried, if he goes, he goes and that’s that. We’ve had years of it anyway so it’s not like it’s our first time.
— Dan Drake ???????? (@Drakey21587) July 2, 2019
He won’t go potential new owners won’t allow it to go through. Plus Radz lose all his happy clappers if he sells Phillips not going happen
— Jay (@jamieparsons76) July 2, 2019
No chance, he’s staying this season to go up, if not then maybe he’ll go at the end but not now unless Marcelo has an ace up his sleeve no one knows about
— Stu (@HolbeckParker) July 2, 2019
He’ll be chased out. Cant understand it if hes genuinely turned down QSI money because he wants to finish the job himself to sell the one player in the side that is irreplaceable and risk Bielsa walking?
— Carts ???????? (@3stripes89) July 2, 2019