Leeds ace Kalvin Phillips to sign new deal

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HITC Sport understands Leeds midfielder agrees new deal.

Bakary Sako of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action with Scott Wootton (R), Luke Murphy (C) and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds UnitedBakary Sako of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action with Scott Wootton (R), Luke Murphy (C) and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United

Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips is set to sign a new deal with the club, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Phillips is highly-rated at Leeds after progressing through the club's academy into the first-team.

The 20-year-old made his senior debut at the end of the 2014/15 season, making two appearances and he was handed a new two-year deal that summer.

Reading’s Danny Williams and Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in actionReading’s Danny Williams and Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in action

Phillips saw his first-team opportunities limited last season, making just 10 appearances with only three of those appearances in the starting XI.

However, Leeds are keen to keep hold of Phillips and with the player entering the final year of his contract at Elland Road they have decided to give the player a new deal.

Talks have progressed and well and sources have told HITC Sport that Phillips has agreed a new three-year deal to keep him at Elland Road until 2019.

Swansea manager Garry MonkSwansea manager Garry Monk

The news will be a major boost for new Leeds boss Garry Monk as he looks to keep hold of his side's best youngsters and build a side capable of challenging for promotion from the Championship next season.

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