Danny Mills claims Leeds United Kalvin Phillips will not spend his entire career at Elland Road despite the midfielder suggesting so this week.
The ex England international, speaking exclusively with Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, stated there may even come a period where, financially, Leeds will be forced to sell their prize asset.
The 24-y-0 told FourFourTwo magazine, “I want to spend my career at Leeds and see this club doing well in the Premier League.”
However, Kalvin Phillips did sign a contract extension back in September that will keep him at Elland Road until 2024.
Mills has doubted whether the local lad could fulfill his full potential with the Yorkshire club.
“Kalvin is a Leeds lad and we know how important Leeds will be to him and how special it would be to get promoted,” he told Football Insider.
“Realistically, he will be looking to play for England in the next few years and I doubt Leeds will be challenging for the Champions League or title in the next three seasons.
“You look at Gerrard, Carragher, and Terry but they were winning things – that is why they stayed.
“If a massive club comes in with a big bid and trebles his wages – it is a no brainer. As much as you love the club, it is a no brainer.
“Football is a business and when we come out of this current situation it will be more of a business. Every player has their price.”
Leeds are currently sitting top of the Championship standings and poised for a first return to the Premier League since 03/04.