Leeds fans react as West Brom reportedly eye Kalvin Phillips

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on December 01, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is reportedly being monitored by West Bromwich Albion.

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal with Kalvin Phillips and Barry Douglas during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds...

Had West Brom offered £10 million for Kalvin Phillips in the summer, there is arguably a good chance that many Leeds supporters would have given their backing to Andrea Radrizzani if he had sold the midfielder.

Phillips was an important part of the Leeds side last season, but the academy graduate was struggling to kick on in the same way that many expected Ronaldo Vieira to.

 

But Marcelo Bielsa clearly saw something in the 23-year-old as he has arguably looked a completely different player this season. Phillips is, in many people's eyes, more important to the balance of the team than any other member of the squad.

So it is not difficult to understand why plenty of Leeds fans have been left perplexed after a report from The Sun on Sunday (09/12; page 57) suggested that West Brom were eyeing a move for Phillips next summer.

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

The report suggested that the Baggies are fans of the £10 million-rated youngster, but would need to be promoted and for Leeds to remain in the Championship to stand a chance of getting a deal done.

Several of the Elland Road faithful on social media cannot understand why Phillips would want to swap Leeds for West Brom after having such a stunning season in Bielsa's side. 

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United at The Hawthorns on November 10, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

Nor can some of the supporters get their head around the idea that Leeds would be happy to sell Phillips for just £10 million as many feel that he should be worth significantly more.

Here is what some of the Leeds supporters make of the links with the Baggies...

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