Leeds United player Kalvin Phillips hilariously responds to transfer interest Man Utd, with a video of him uploaded onto social media.
It’s reported that the England international is hoping to get a new contract at Elland Road and insists he is happy at the club amid interest from other clubs.
Manchester United have been credited with big interest in him this year with interim Ralf Rangnick said to be admiring of the 26-year-old.
During his interview for the job at Old Trafford, Rangnick reportedly identified midfield as an area of weakness.
He suggested that the Red Devils look into signing Phillips, while also suggesting Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham and RP Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara.
It has also been reported United will prioritise a move for the Leeds player over Declan Rice, who is valued at £100m by West Ham United.
Phillips is currently out with a serious hamstring injury and insisted that his immediate focus is on returning to the pitch with Marcelo Bielsa’s side helping them guide up the table in what has been a very difficult season.
Amid interest from United with Liverpool also looking at him, the midfielder insists he is content at Leeds.
‘Going from Championship to Premier League to England Player of the Year, it was an eye-opener and made me realise, “I can do this”,’ Phillips told the Mail.
‘Everything came together, the hard work taking me where I wanted to be. If I carry on doing that, who knows where I’ll end up.’
He added: ‘I just want to focus on getting back fit,’ he says. ‘But I speak to the owner regularly. I want a new contract. I’m very happy here.’
Meanwhile, a video has been uploaded of him saying: “I’m not fucking leaving.”
He has been captured re-acting a scene from the Wolf of Wall Street, and on this occasion at a family Christmas party, Phillips holds a microphone and does an impression of Leonardo DiCaprio’s “I’m not leaving” line as stock-broker Jordan Belfort.
🚨⚽️ | NEW: Kalvin Phillips: “I’m not fucking leaving”pic.twitter.com/T1Hy0vUelV
— Football For All (@FootballlForAll) December 26, 2021
It’s since had nearly 100,000 views on Twitter with it’s retweets and likes in it’s hundreds and thousands.
As Leeds player Kalvin Phillips hilariously responds to the Man Utd transfer interest, users gave their reaction…
@LFC_Empire: Who tf wants to sign him anyway 😭
@4rmDaMud: He’s clear than your whole midfield
@LUHGBen: Nobody would want him anyway lmao
@thfcjxmie: He’s better than pogba
@JoshuwaLUFC; Give him the armband
@bethmooring1: Now I just need Raphinha to post the exact same video 🥰🤣 #lufc
@MapleLeeds: Yesssss Kalvin.
@JayUTV: @JackGrealish take notes pal
@robbolufc6: My hero build him his statue then
@Kershaw444: #lufc what a day, Kalvin staying, Talks ongoing with Rapha, Villa game off and next game Burnley 👍🏻🍺
@Callum_192: Good lad is our Kalv x
@CorkyMrC: @Kalvinphillips auditioning for Hollywood now 😂. We love you KP! #LUFC #ALAW #MOT
@grubberkick: Great news MOT
@This_Is_DaleC: Another one not going anywhere
@rosslufc1919: Boxing Day and I’m a happy man love you @Kalvinphillips
HE’S MAGIC, YOU KNOW
PHILLIPS THE YORKSHIRE PIRLO!!
@JaiPlays96: Please just give him the captain armband already. #LUFC ⚪️🟡🔵
— Joshuarse (@Joshuarse10) December 26, 2021
Imagine one player being worth more than you’re entire club.
I’d be bitter too….
— 🤫 (@L33ds_Un1t3d) December 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Leeds’s top flight clash against Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases at the Yorkshire club.
Leeds’ game at Liverpool on Boxing Day had already been called off.
A club statement issued revealed that while there had been no new Covid cases, the majority of those who had already tested positive were still isolating so there were not enough “recognised first-team players”.
In total, 14 games in England’s top flight have been postponed in December.
Premier League clubs decided on Monday to not make any changes to the festive schedule despite the most recent round of testing of players and staff revealing a record 90 positive tests.
At the meeting, clubs were advised that if they have 13 fit players, plus a goalkeeper, they should fulfil their games and Leeds say they cannot meet these requirements.
A Premier League statement confirmed: “The board accepted the postponement application as the club does not have the required number of players available for the match.”
Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard was due to miss the game because he too is isolating with Covid-19.
Also on Sunday, Wolves v Watford and Burnley v Everton have been postponed because of the virus, while Crystal Palace will play on without boss Patrick Vieira at Tottenham due to his positive coronavirus test.
The Premier League statement goes on to say: “The league is aware that the decisions this week to postpone matches will disappoint supporters, and understands their frustrations at a special time of year when fans look forward to attending and watching football games.
“The league aims to provide as much clarity as possible, but unfortunately postponements sometimes have to be made at short notice, as safety is our priority. Where possible, the league will endeavour to keep supporters updated if matches become at risk on a matchday.
“While recognising a number of clubs are experiencing Covid-19 outbreaks, it is the clubs’ and the league’s collective intention to continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible.”