Villa's Grealish valuation makes £14m bid for Leeds' Phillips look silly

Kalvin Phillips (C) of Leeds United celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at the Riverside Stadium on February 9, 2019 in...

Aston Villa are targeting Leeds United midfielder.

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal with Kalvin Phillips and Barry Douglas during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds...

Aston Villa want to pay a £14 million for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips, report The Telegraph.

The report states this is unlikely to be enough to sway Leeds into a sale.

It's an understandable stance from Leeds given Phillip's importance to the side and manager Marcelo Bielsa's system and style of play.


Villa meanwhile have only made a rod for their own backs with their valuation of Jack Grealish a year ago.

The Mail reported Villa felt 'insulted' at Tottenham's offers in the region of £20 million for Grealish, and wanted £35 million for him.

MIDDLESBROUGH, UK 9TH FEBRUARY. Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United scores his team's first goal to make it 1-1 in the 102nd minute during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough...

A year on and Villa want £60 million for Grealish, and still probably would not sell.

To this end, it is understandable that Leeds would seek a far higher value for Phillips than the £14 million Villa are prepared to offer.

Phillips has been tipped as a future England international by the Yorkshire Post.

Unless Villa substantially increase their offer, there should be little incentive for Leeds to sell unless their financial situation is more desperate than anticipated.

Their own valuation of Grealish a year ago makes their stance on Phillips seem far too low.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during a training session at Bodymoor Heath training ground on May 03, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

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