Report: 25-year-old to reject Manchester United over 'huge concerns' with Liverpool ready to swoop
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Report: Kalvin Phillips to reject Manchester United as Liverpool watch

Kalvin Phillips would reject a transfer to Manchester United, according to reports, with Liverpool waiting in the wings. The Leeds United star could be on the move.

This comes from the Daily Star. They claim that Kalvin Phillips would reject a move to Manchester United.

His reason is fairly unique – Phillips worries there would be anger over a move to Leeds United’s rivals. He has family in the city and feels there could be some very bad feelings over a transfer like this.

United, though, have him down as one of their key transfer targets. They had a £60m deal in mind but Phillips’s stance ruins those plans.

Instead, a waiting Liverpool could benefit. They, too, see Phillips as a potential target this summer and there wouldn’t be the same backlash (though, we wouldn’t exactly say the clubs are on ‘good terms’).

Kalvin Phillips to reject Manchester United

Kalvin Phillips would make some sense as a Liverpool transfer target. That we don’t doubt, even with the Reds’ crowded midfield.

He can press, he can pass and he’s moving into his prime years. Honestly, Phillips could be a £60m bargain if the Reds got five years out of him.

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But we’re not entirely sure it’s as simple as the Star makes out. For one, several top players for Leeds have made the jump to United.

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As the report points out, Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Smith all did it. All happened when the rivalry was more lively than it currently is, too (in our understanding).

We’re not going to put too much stock in this one, then.

Phillips would be a wonderful signing, though, and if the chance is there, we’d back Liverpool to take it. Unless, of course, they have another Leeds player in mind first.

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