Football Premier League transfer news: Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips is ready to snub Manchester United in fear of a back clash with the Peacocks’ fans as per the report in the English outlet Daily Star.
The Red Devils are prioritizing a defensive midfielder in the upcoming transfer window and recent reports are claiming that the England International is under the radar of the Old Trafford outfit along with fellow countryman Declan Rice.
According to the report, the midfielder is fearful that if he joins Leeds’ biggest rival Manchester United in the next summer then his family could be targeted for dire abuse by the fans as they still live in the city.
Previously Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Smith joined the Red Devils from Elland Road and they were called traitors and targeted by the fans whenever they returned to Leeds United.
Football Premier League transfer news: Can Manchester United sign Kalvin Phillips next summer?
Football Premier League transfer news: Signing Kalvin Phillips would have been a great acquisition for Manchester United. The midfielder has already showcased his talent in the Premier League and could be a perfect midfielder that the Old Trafford outfit are missing at the moment.
The 24-years-old can be deployed in more than one position as he played in centre-back and also at the attacking midfield position. Therefore, his versatility could have been a great asset for the Old Trafford outfit if the Red Devils hierarchy could sign the Englishman next summer.
However, it might not be easy as the midfielder is fearful of leaving the club but, if his team continue to struggle at the bottom half of the table then he might be tempted to change his mind as a player of his calibre could easily play for any Champions League clubs.
Therefore, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Kalvin Phillips. Despite the midfielder’s fear of a back clash with the fans, he would surely want to play at a much higher level if Leeds continue to hover around at the bottom half of the league table.