A number of Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to respond to Kalvin Phillips' message ahead of the opening day of the campaign - with many looking past the clash with Bristol City and simply willing the midfielder to sign a new contract at Elland Road.
Phillips has become something of a talisman for Marcelo Bielsa's side. He has been a revelation in the holding role, and looked incredibly impressive in pre-season as Leeds look to go one better than last year this time around.
Unfortunately for the Whites, Phillips is attracting plenty of attention. The Sun on Sunday (4/8; page 67) reports that both Burnley and Aston Villa want to offer the 23-year-old the chance to make a move to the Premier League, and Phillips is prepared to run his contract down and reassess his options next summer.
BBC Sport reported last month that Leeds are in talks with Phillips over a new contract. So it would have come as no surprise to the academy graduate that his future was a major talking point for the fans when he posted on social media.
The midfielder took to Twitter to express his excitement about the start of the new season - which, for Leeds, starts at Ashton Gate and a tricky game against Lee Johnson's men - but the fans seemed more concerned about his contract situation.
Plenty of fans have pleaded with Phillips to put an end to speculation over his future by signing a new contract before the transfer deadline, insisting that he could become a legend by staying and helping Bielsa's men back to the top flight.
Here is what Phillips posted as well as some of the responses...
Nearly that time! ⚽️ @ Leeds https://t.co/gWnEm7EyRg— Kalvin Phillips (@Kalvinphillips) August 3, 2019
Stay forever x— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) August 3, 2019
✍️— jody smith (@jbsplumber) August 3, 2019
Sign that contract Kalvin please! Even if radz has offered you 10k a week & a lifetime supply of quavers. Us fans will all chip in & make up the difference for you pal.— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) August 3, 2019
please just sign the contract don’t care if it’s a fruitella a week just sign it please— Lewis Burridge (@Lewisburridge12) August 3, 2019
Just please stay and tak us up— Martyn Richmond (@MartynRichmond2) August 3, 2019
Sign that paperwork KP...take us back to where we belong!!— Todd Morris (@morris0511) August 3, 2019
Please put these rumours to bed kalvin and then lead us to glory we all know your our best player and should be on top wages it will come pal! #mot— Craig Reddington (@CraigReddington) August 3, 2019
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