Huddersfield Town’s Nigerian-born attacker, Phillip Billing has confessed that he is willing to leave the English Premier League club this summer, footballlive.ng reports.
Although no concrete offer has come his way just yet, Billing admitted his future is uncertain with The Terriers, as the Denmark youth international fears they will not be able to stay in the English top-flight.
The 22-year-old Billing emerged as one of Huddersfield’s outstanding lads during their EPL adventure, which appears to be drawing to a close with nine games remaining, but he now appears heading for their exit door.
Interestingly, Billing’s current contract expires at the end of next season but, while the club have the option of a further year, he is already a huge target for other teams in the English Premier League.
Consequently, the maverick player, who was born in Denmark, which he has represented the under-19 and under-21 levels, is thinking seriously of moving on this summer.
The 6ft 6in lad, who made his single appearance for Denmark’s under-19s on September 4, 2014, as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Norway in Lyngdal, is also thinking big for his future international prospects.
He earned his first cap for the U21 team in a qualifying match for the 2019 European Championship against Faroe Islands on 31 August 2017, then featured a week later in another qualifier against Lithuania.
Billing, signed from Danish club Esbjerg as a 16-year-old, insisted he was fully committed to the club’s bid to fend off relegation.
The Terriers are running out of games and chase just their fourth win of the season on Saturday at home against Bournemouth after last week’s defeat at Brighton left them 13 points from safety.
The Huddersfield lad is now aware of the chances he has to take to tie down his future at senior level with Denmark, and he believes it can only be achieved if he plays for a club plying their trade in the top division.
Billing confessed: “Of course clubs will be interested, but I just want to think about the games and make sure I perform and see what happens.
“We might go down, I might stay, I might leave, who knows? But as it stands now I’m still a Huddersfield Town player.
“Anything can happen. We’re working hard in training to give everything in our last nine games.
“Whether we’re relegated or stay up, we’re going to fight for each other and see what happens.
“Whatever happens in the summer or next season, I don’t know. But, of course, in football you always kind of play a bit for yourself as well.
“To make sure in the future you have a better chance of staying in the league you want to stay in. But staying together is the main focus now.”