Leeds United’s academy graduate Kalvin Phillips is a real favourite at Elland Road since breaking into the first team and has taken his game to the next level this season.
The 23-year-old defensive midfielder is an ever-present in the team and playing a vital role in the push for promotion in the Championship.
He could have a mentor next season to help him improve his game in the shape of Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe.
According to AS, the midfielder is set to leave Bilbao in the summer after 319 appearances for them.
The report details that Leeds is a possible destination for the 30-year-old and promotion to the Premier League will enhance their chances of landing him on a free transfer when his contract expires.
Iturraspe could be a great high-profile addition for Leeds and he previously played under Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa.
The Spaniard is a defensive midfielder that usually sits in front of the back four and plays a similar role to Phillips with a range of passing.
It could be a major benefit to Phillips to have an experienced head that mastered the position in Bielsa’s former team lend a hand to him.
Iturraspe could be a brilliant signing for Leeds going into next year if they are promoted, but they will need him to get back to fitness after a difficult season at Bilbao this year.