Leeds United and Wolves could benefit from Douglas Luiz joining Aston Villa

Douglas Luiz of Girona FC looks on during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Girona FC at Abanca-Balaídos on April 20, 2019 in Vigo, Spain.

Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers were both said to be interested in signing Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz (39) handles the ball during an International Champions Cup match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund on July 20, 2018 at Soldier Field in...

Aston Villa’s move for Douglas Luiz is surely good news for Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Telegraph claim that Villa are set to sign Luiz from Manchester City for a fee of £15 million, and that may just take them out of the race to sign Leeds midfielder Phillips, which Wolves have reportedly just joined.

Villa have been heavily linked with Phillips throughout the summer, but Leeds have fought hard to keep him.

 

Luiz’s impending arrival at Villa may just suggest that Dean Smith’s side are now looking elsewhere, as he performs a similar function to the Leeds man.

It means that Leeds and Wolves have reason to celebrate the move.

TOULON, FRANCE June 15.   Douglas Luiz #5 of Brazil during the Brazil U22 V Japan U22 Final match at the Tournoi Maurice Revello at Stade D'Honneur on June 15th 2019 in Toulon, Provence,...

Leeds now appear to have just one side to fend off in their battle to keep Phillips, while Wolves could face less competition for his signature.

The Daily Mirror claims that Wolves are lining up a bid for Phillips, but whether it will be enough to convince Leeds to sell remains to be seen.

Phillips is arguably Leeds’ most important player, and Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be loathed to lose him, after already letting go of Pontus Jansson this summer.

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...

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