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Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips shares what Andrea Radrizzani told him this summer

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips and Stoke City's Nathan Collins during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Stoke on...

Kalvin Phillips was linked with moves away from Leeds United in the summer transfer window

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Leeds United central midfielder Kalvin Phillips has told Leeds Live what club owner Andrea Radrizzani told him in the summer transfer window regarding his future.

Phillips recently signed a new contract with Leeds and committed his long-term future to the club, but there was speculation in the summer that he could leave.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Bournemouth all wanted the 23-year-old this summer.

The Yorkshire Evening Post also claimed that Villa had an offer of £20 million for the youngster turned down by Leeds.

The central midfielder, who can also operate as a central defender, has disclosed what Leeds owner Radrizzani told him in the summer.

Phillips told Leeds Live: “Owner told me he wanted to keep me. Made it clear. I’m grateful for his patience.”

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips applauds the fans at the final whistle  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on August 17, 2019 in...

Good decision for Leeds United

Phillips is one of the best central midfielders in the Championship, and him staying at Leeds this season certainly enhances their chances of wining automatic promotion to the Premier League.

If the Whites do not get promoted and have to sell the youngster next summer, then the club will get some good transfer fee due to his new contract.

Andrea Radrizzani Chairman of Leeds United prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on August 21, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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