Leeds United transfer rumours with Kalvin Phillips warning and Raphinha admission


Here is your latest Leeds United transfer news for September 5:

Phillips warning

Former Leeds defender Danny Mills has added to the warnings that Leeds may struggle to hold on to Kalvin Phillips.

England and Leeds star Phillips is contracted at Elland Road until 2024, but Mills is worried the player’s head may be turned if Leeds fail to progress as hoped.



Kalvin Phillips during the Premier League match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on August 29, 2021
Kalvin Phillips during the Premier League match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on August 29, 2021

“The more and more that he’s involved with England, he’s going to start to hear what other clubs do,” Mills told Football Insider.

“His head will be turned and rightly so by players saying, ‘We’re playing against Real Madrid,’ ‘We’re playing against PSG,’ ‘We’re playing against Barcelona’.

“Undoubtedly there will be a part of him thinking, ‘I want a part of that, I want to test myself against the best’.

“If Leeds progress and make it that way, then brilliant. But it’s the second season in the Premier League so you’re going to have to be more realistic than that.

“Another good season this year and there will be some very, very serious offers that come in for Kalvin Phillips.”

Leeds confirmed last month that they had resisted big offers for players over summer.

Raphinha admission

Former Leeds midfielder David Norris believes that keeping hold of Raphinha during the transfer window could be the key to Leeds’ season.

Raphinha joined Leeds from Rennes last year and has proven himself a star in the making, banging in goals and tallying up the assists.



BURNLEY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Raphinha of Leeds United reacts after a missed chance during the Premier League match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on August 29, 2021 in Burnley, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

However, over summer there was speculation that he was being looking at by the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. Ultimately Leeds managed to keep hold of him.

Norris told the Transfer Tavern: “It’s huge that he is still at Leeds, and that could be the difference in what type of season they have because of the effect he is having and the player he is.

“It’s going to be an interesting season and I have no idea where Leeds are going to end up. I know a few of the fans are happy enough just to stay up.

“If they had lost him, they would definitely have been towards the bottom half of the table.”





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