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Chris Sutton is worried about Leeds if they lose Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha

Chris Sutton warns Leeds they could be dragged into another relegation battle next season…as he insists it ‘doesn’t look good’ if the club sell both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha this summer

  • Leeds United only escaped relegation on the last day of last season
  • Now it looks like they are closing Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha this summer
  • Chris Sutton thinks they could face another relegation battle if the pair leave
  • He has urged Leeds to bolster their team to keep Leeds above the bottom three

Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has expressed concerns about whether Leeds can avoid relegation next season if they lose Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha this summer.

Phillips is nearing a £45 million move to Manchester City, while Raphinha has sparked interest from a number of clubs, including Arsenal and Barcelona.

Leeds threatens to be without both players next season and Sutton is concerned about Jesse Marsch’s men.

Kalvin Phillips closes in on a move to Premier League champions Manchester City

Kalvin Phillips closes in on a move to Premier League champions Manchester City

Raphinha is also wanted by some of Europe's biggest clubs and looks set to leave Leeds

Raphinha is also wanted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs and looks set to leave Leeds

“What about Kalvin Phillips from Leeds to Manchester City, where is Leeds then?” Sutton asked further BBC Radio 5 Live Sports

“Their top two players look like they’re gone. Jesse Marsch came in and held them up. But that doesn’t look good.’

Leeds survived the final day of the 2021-2022 season to take a dramatic late win against Brentford, and have already made three signings in the current transfer window.

The club have brought in Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg and lured Marc Roca away from Bayern Munich.

Chris Sutton thinks Leeds will have another tough season if Phillips and Raphinha leave

Chris Sutton thinks Leeds will have another tough season if Phillips and Raphinha leave

However, Sutton has claimed they need to make further additions to their squad if they are to successfully replace Phillips and Raphinha.

“They’ll have to recruit themselves, Leeds.

“That was a fair criticism (on Leeds for not stepping up the team). Bielsa liked to work with a small and thin crew. They got away with it last season.

“But if you’re a Leeds fan, you think, ‘Blimey, our two stars are out. How are we going to stay in the Premier League next season?’

Leeds have held talks in recent days with Tyler Adams of RB Leipzig and Mohamed Kamara of Red Bull Salzburg, and they have also put in a £26million offer for Club Brugge’s Charles de Ketelaere, as Marsch looks to improve his players to ensure that Leeds does not. be dragged into a relegation dogfight again next season.



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