Man United board sent transfer message about possible arrival of £50M man
Man United are unlikely to bolster their squad with the signing of Kalvin Phillips this summer, according to David Ornstein.
The 26 year-old is out of contract at the end of the 2023-24 season and there has been alot of speculation suggesting that Man United would love to bring him to the club in a deal worth around £40 million
With Erik Ten Hag edging his side towards that Man United job, he will be looking to add players to the squad that will have a bit more quality – bit more toughness to compete with the very best
And Phillips is seen as a man that has the ability and quality to play for the biggest clubs in the English game. The 26-year-old is contracted to Leeds until 2024 and, according to the MEN, talks over a new deal have stalled, and according to the reports, Man United are now stepping up their chase to try and get a transfer deal done
But Ornstein doesn’t expect a deal to materialise even if United pull out all the stops.
The Athletic journalist told Sky Sports News: “Leeds are very determined to tie [Phillips] down to a new contract. Of course, that’s up to him if he wants to sign it, but he’s currently under contract until 2024.
“He’s a local boy, and it’s for that reason I doubt he’ll join Manchester United because of the rivalry between the two clubs historically. He’s intimated in the past that it’s a move he would not make.
“I don’t think it’s going to work, but it might not be for the want of trying.”
With all the news that Paul Pogba is all set to depart the club at the end of the season, Phillips would be the ideal signing as he would add some quality to that midfield
Ornstein believes that a deal will not happen, but the right money will get a deal done
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