Noel Whelan is confident that Kalvin Phillips will remain a Leeds player because it will take a huge bid to take him off the Whites.
Phillips has emerged as one of the top English midfielders recently after he helped Leeds to make a return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
The Englishman also earned his first England cap this year and he continues to be impressive for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The midfielder is catching the attention of top English teams and Spurs have recently been linked with a move for him.
The Mirror recently claimed that the Lilywhites and Liverpool will battle for him next summer but Whelan, who also played for Leeds, is confident that the midfielder will stay with them.
He claims that Leeds don’t have to sell as they look to build a Premier League-winning team and that they are no longer a selling club.
He knows that everyone has a price in football, however, he remains adamant that it will take an offer that cannot be refused to take Phillips away from the club.
“Look, Leeds do not need to sell him,” he told Football Insider. “That is the way it is.
“We are not a selling club anymore. We are in the Premier League and if we are going to be successful and hit the heights that we hope to, it is imperative that we keep Kalvin Phillips.
“Speculation will happen and I know money talks but Kalvin is a Leeds lad who pledged his contract to the club by signing a new contract.
“To get him away from Leeds right now would take an astronomical figure. Otherwise, Leeds would not even contemplate the idea of selling him next summer.”