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Angus Kinnear confirms Leeds are in contract talks with Kalvin Phillips

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Angus Kinnear confirms Leeds are in contract talks with Kalvin Phillips

Leeds United chief Angus Kinnear has confirmed that midfielder Kalvin Phillips is in talks about a new deal at Elland Road.

Kinnear, who is the Whites chief executive, has explained that the 23-year-old has entered discussions to extend his stay in Yorkshire.

“We want him to play in the Premier League for Leeds United,” Kinnear told BBC Sport.

“We are talking about a new contract. We want to keep all our best players and Kalvin is part of the plan.”

Phillips is reportedly a man in demand this summer and wanted by teams in the Premier League.

The Sun previously reported that Aston Villa were keen on the Englishman and that he’s valued around £30million.

 

Meanwhile, the Mirror also reports that Tottenham are considering a move for him this summer.

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TBR’s View:

Phillips is a central figure to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds team and keeping him for the new season is a must.

It’s brilliant news that he’s opened talks with the club’s officials about a new deal and it should reflect his importance to the side.

The deep-lying playmaker helped boss possession for Leeds during so many matches last season and is a force to be reckoned with in the Championship.

It’s important they resole his future quickly amid interest from top-flight clubs and it looks like the academy graduate will commit his future at Elland Road.

Phillips has the potential to make a seamless step up to the Premier League, but another season being central to a Championship promotion bid will also be beneficial to his development.

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