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Aston Villa fans react as Kalvin Phillips misses Leeds United friendly

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Aston Villa fans react as Kalvin Phillips misses Leeds United friendly

Aston Villa are in the hunt for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer.

Leeds United took on York City in their first pre-season friendly yesterday and fielded a strong team for the clash. However, one player missing was certainly of interest to Aston Villa fans. Kalvin Phillips did not feature in the game. 

Leeds ran out comfortable 5-0 winners against their National League North rivals. The likes Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and captain Liam Cooper all played in a strong XI. 

But Phillips’ absence was of note to Aston Villa fans considering he is a transfer target this summer. 

As reported by The Sun, the midfielder is high on Dean Smith’s wanted list at Villa Park. Leeds have however placed a £30 million price-tag on his head which makes any deal problematic. 

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Leeds are believed to be in talks with Phillips regarding a new contract at Elland Road this summer. 

But his absence against York certainly had some Villa fans excited. However, that excitement may be premature. 

Plenty of villa fans also noticed that Leeds United have another friendly tonight against Guiseley. It is very likely Phillips, along with the likes of Gjanni Alioski and new signing Helder Costa, is going to play in that fixture. 

If not, then Aston Villa fans can certainly start getting excited. However, it seems Phillips’s absence last night was not due to an impending transfer.

Here is some of the best reaction from Aston Villa fans…

 

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