After initially making a strong start to the Sky Bet Championship campaign, Leeds United have dropped off the pace in recent weeks, currently sitting in 5th spot in the table, two points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion.
Just two wins in their last five games is a big reason for the slump, with defeats away to south-east London sides Millwall and Charlton being particularly disappointing.
Marcelo Bielsa will be looking to galvanise his side after the recent international break, as they’ll want to bounce back at home against Birmingham City this Saturday.
Losing key stars such as Kemar Roofe and Pontus Jansson over the summer has meant that others have been given the chance to step up and impress at Elland Road.
Here are TWO players that we think the Whites could struggle to keep a hold of if they continue the form they have shown for their club so far…
The 23-year-old defensive midfielder has been the ever present figure in Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, starting all 11 games so far for Leeds United.
Phillips has already put in two man-of-the-match performances against Barnsley and Brentford, which could mean he is already catching the eye of other clubs.
Having recently signed a new five-year deal in September, it could require a substantial fee from any potential suitors to secure the services of the Yorkshireman in the January window.
However, he’s impressing, and whilst Leeds remain a Championship outfit, with every transfer window, they risk losing Phillips.
The North Macedonia international has been a key part of how Leeds play, providing an outlet on the left wing.
He has scored twice so far in the Championship, and possesses all of the attributes to become one of the best left-wing backs in the division. He has a great cross and has the ability to find a key pass.
Alioski signed back in July 2017, from FC Lugano for over £2million, and his current deal runs out in 2021. If he continues to impress, clubs could be looking to secure his signature in January with that deal running into its last 18 months.