Leeds United have a lot of work to do before they are ready to challenge for Premier League promotion, but central midfield isn't one area that needs strengthening.
Nevertheless, it looks like Leeds are about to bolster their midfield options anyway, with The Mirror [19:55, 29/06/2018] reporting on Friday that Chelsea's Lewis Baker - worth around £4.8 million, according to Transfermarkt - has undergone a medical at Thorp Arch ahead of a permanent move.
Some might say you can never have enough midfielders, but six might be overkill when only two can play and although O'Kane will do well to stay in West Yorkshire beyond the summer, could Phillips also be at risk?
Barring a solid start to the season, the 22-year-old struggled for much of the 2017-18 campaign and incurred the wrath of the Leeds faithful, despite being an academy graduate.
Is he better than Vieira, Forshaw or Baker? Probably not. Is Phillips even better than Klich, who was barely given chances by Thomas Christiansen last season, before being shipped out on loan to FC Twente?
Few would expect the Thorp Arch graduate to leave as it stands, but the reality is that Phillips might have to either settle for large periods on the periphery of things next season, or consider leaving the Whites for the regular football that he probably won't get under Bielsa.