Report: Kalvin Phillips on the verge of signing new Leeds United contract

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 has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa.

11th May 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; EFL Championship football, playoff semi final 1st leg, Derby County versus Leeds United; Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United warms up for the game

According to TeamTalk, Leeds United are close to agreeing a new contract with Kalvin Phillips, which would surely be their biggest move of the summer.

Phillips has been heavily linked with Aston Villa, who are reportedly making one last push to sign him.

However, Leeds are desperate to keep hold of Phillips out of Villa’s clutches and are now prepared to offer him a new contract.

 

Phillips is set to become one of Leeds’ top earners, and is said to be on the verge of committing his future at Elland Road.

If Phillips did pen a new contract at Leeds it would be a real statement of ambition from Marcelo Bielsa’s side and surely their biggest move of the summer.

Phillips is Leeds’ most important player, and is integral to Bielsa’s side.

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United and Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United at The Hawthorns on November...

Phillips plays such an important function for Leeds, as he sits in front of their defence and dictates the pace of their play.

If the Whites were to lose their academy graduate he would be practically impossible to replace with someone of the same quality.

However, it seems that Leeds fans could have reason to celebrate, as Phillips committing his future to the club would be a massive boost going into the new campaign.

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...

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