Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips’ future continues to be a source of conjecture.
Will he sign a new and improved deal to stay at Elland Road? Or will he jump ship at the end of the season for a bigger pay-day elsewhere and the lure of Champions League football?
Phillips’ reputation has soared during the past 18 months after helping Marcelo Bielsa’s side to reach the Premier League and then establishing himself in the England team.
Indeed, Phillips made his international debut before he had even played in the Premier League, which said much for how highly Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate rates him.
Yet there continues to be murmurings about a move away from Leeds for Phillips, whose displays have attracted many admirers throughout the Premier League and beyond.
At 26, and with 19 England caps under his belt, the man affectionately known as the Yorkshire Pirlo must realise that he could soon have a huge decision to make if the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool come calling.
Realistically, Leeds have gone backwards this season and Phillips’ dream of playing European football for his hometown clubs seems some way off. Bielsa’s side are not even safe from the drop yet but Phillips seems certain to stay at Elland Road at least until the end of the season.
But Leeds have been known to cash in on their prized assets and Unibet are offering odds of 18/1 for Phillips to be a Manchester City player next month.
They are also offering shorter odds of 11/1 and 7/1 for Phillips to join Chelsea and Liverpool respectively in January. Another team interested in Phillips are Manchester United, the favourites to sign him, if you discount staying at Leeds as an option, he is 6/1 to join United in this window.
Unibet make Philips 1/16 to remain a Leeds player next month, but the summer could be really pivotal time in deciding the boyhood Whites fan’s future.