Leeds United fans are panicking after Kalvin Phillips was not spotted at their kit launch, amid rumours that he is interesting Aston Villa.
Leeds are understood to be keen to keep Phillips, who was a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans last term.
However, Leeds recent sold Pontus Jansson, sparking fears that more key players could follow him out of the exit door at Elland Road.
And there are real concerns that Phillips could leave Leeds for Villa now, as the 23-year-old was not used to model the new kit in any of the Whites’ promotional material.
Think tbh we all have to get teal on the Kalvin Phillips saga “he’s going “ all the signs are there— Deano LUFC (@Deanoc72) July 9, 2019
A worrying sign for LUFC fans to be sure. However, if you do lose Phillips as well as Jansson, as long as Marcelo is given that money to bring in his own replacements Leeds will progress. Best coach in the league by miles in my opinion.— Son Lyme (@Son_Lyme) July 9, 2019
No Kiko. No Roofe. No Phillips. Hope this isn’t a sign lads.— leah (@leahwallerx) July 9, 2019
So...there is no sign of homegrown Kalvin Phillips in the promo video and it doesn't appear he's modelling the kit anywhere either...#lufc— Daryl (@DarylRS29) July 9, 2019
No Phillips or Roofe at the kit launch. Going to be huge is we lose them. Arguably three of our best players last season will have gone-Radz is particularly quiet at the minute. We need something as a ‘pick me up’ #lufc— Craig McMahon (@craigmcmahon5) July 9, 2019
kit launched which is great, no KP at launch any club has there fan favourites or new signings £55 for new shirt advised not to have Phillips put on #lufc— James Round (@round231283) July 9, 2019
Phillips not modelling the new kit does not mean that he is guaranteed to arrive at Villa, but it is rather odd that Leeds didn’t use one of their key players, when most members of their first-team squad were involved.
If Phillips does leave Leeds it would be a huge blow to Bielsa’s side, as he is such a key player for them.
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