Leeds United’s cheeky tweet on Kalvin Phillips on transfer deadline day

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United throws jerseys to fans after the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers were among the clubs reportedly interested in Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips (23) throws a shirt into the crowd during the club friendly football match between Leeds United and Western Sydney Wanderers FC on July 20, 2019 at...

Kalvin Phillips is one of the best central midfielders in the Championship, and there was no surprise to see the Leeds United star linked with Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Newcastle United among other clubs in the summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham wanted to secure the services of the 23-year-old from Championship outfit Leeds this summer.

The report also credited Newcastle, Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth with interest in the central midfielder.

According to WhoScored, the 23-year-old - who also operated as a central defender at times last season - made 44 appearances in the Championship for Leeds during the 2018-19 campaign, scoring one goal and providing three assists in the process.

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United warms up prior to the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

It was always unlikely that the Whites would sell Phillips this summer, especially on deadline day, and the Elland Road faithful must be relieved that one of their best players is still at the club.

Leeds made their point clear on transfer deadline day when they posted the following cheeky tweet with a picture of Phillips.

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United controls the ball during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

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