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Kalvin Phillips could still leave Leeds in the near future despite his recent contract extension.
The 23-year-old signed a new deal that could keep him at the club until the summer of 2024 earlier this week.
The Leeds United Academy graduate joined the club when he was just 14, going on to make 149 senior appearances.
Despite the positivity among fans, Danny Mills has outlined why the new contract doesn’t mean an awful lot.
Mills told Football Insider: “What we’ve actually seen is that it’s great he’s nailed down.
“A contract doesn’t actually mean too much.
“If someone was to come in with a massive bid then obviously Leeds would be tempted to let him go.”
Mills played for Leeds between 1999 and 2004, scoring four times across 141 outings.
The ex-England defender did admit that it shows good intent from his former club, but remains sceptical over his future.
He added: “What it does show is intent from the player, intent from the football club, that everyone is happy.
“He wants to stay, they want to keep him, that is very important that he has shown that.”
Obviously I’m happy,” Phillips said after agreeing the new deal.
“Another five years here at my hometown club – it’s something I’ll try and make the most of and hopefully get Leeds back where they belong.
“I’ve always wanted to be here, being from Leeds.
“I think my family have always wanted me to stay at this club.
“Everything is done now and I can concentrate on playing football.”