Leeds United fans fear they've seen sign Kalvin Phillips will join Aston Villa

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...

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips appears to be one of Dean Smith Aston Villa's side's top targets.

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...

Leeds United fans are panicking after Kalvin Phillips was not spotted at their kit launch, amid rumours that he is interesting Aston Villa.

The Birmingham Mail have suggested that Villa want the Leeds defensive midfielder, but Dean Smith’s side have not been able to agree a fee yet.

 

Leeds are understood to be keen to keep Phillips, who was a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans last term.

However, Leeds recent sold Pontus Jansson, sparking fears that more key players could follow him out of the exit door at Elland Road.

And there are real concerns that Phillips could leave Leeds for Villa now, as the 23-year-old was not used to model the new kit in any of the Whites’ promotional material.

Phillips not modelling the new kit does not mean that he is guaranteed to arrive at Villa, but it is rather odd that Leeds didn’t use one of their key players, when most members of their first-team squad were involved.

If Phillips does leave Leeds it would be a huge blow to Bielsa’s side, as he is such a key player for them.

Kalvin Phillips and his teammates celebrate winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium, Rotherham on Saturday 26th January...

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