Chris Ramsey comments on future of reported Leeds United and West Brom target Matt Phillips

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QPR intend to keep ahold of Matt Phillips, despite interest from Leeds United and West Brom.

Phillips has been linked with a summer exit from QPR following their relegation to the Championship, but R’s boss Chris Ramsey has told London24 that he will fight to keep him at the club.

Ramsey said: “I’d be very surprised between now and the end of the window if Premier League clubs didn’t come in for him, but we’re going to fight tooth and nail to keep him here if we can. He’d be a key player for us in the Championship, and is someone that would get into double figures for goals and assists, so he’s one we’re really keen to hold on too.”

Phillips was one of the star players for QPR during the 2014/15 campaign, with him and Charlie Austin providing the attacking threat for the West London club.

Unfortunately, the duo were not good enough to keep them in the Premier League, and their good performances raised the transfer interest in them ahead of the summer window.

Following QPR’s relegation, many believe that Phillips and Austin will leave Loftus Road, and Phillips has been linked with two potential clubs.

The Birmingham Mail claim that West Brom have targeted Phillips as their priority signing of the summer, whilst the Yorkshire Evening Post linked Leeds United with a move for him.

The 24-year-old was vastly improve both clubs, but Ramsey is well aware of his talent, and will ‘fight tooth and nail’ to keep the winger in West London.

Selling him to West Brom would weaken QPR’s team, reducing their chances of securing an immediate return to the Premier League, whilst if he was to move to Leeds, the transfer would be directly strengthening a promotion rival.

QPR will do all they can to keep ahold of Phillips, but if the interest in him is genuine, the winger could push through a move to West Brom to get back to playing in the Premier League.

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