Kalvin Phillips is one of two Leeds United stars that have been linked with a summer move to Newcastle United – and Toon fans are desperate to see their club land the holding midfielder.
TeamTalk claim that Newcastle are keeping tabs on 23-year-old midfielder Phillips as well as youngster Jack Clarke, who has attracted plenty of Premier League interest after breaking into the Leeds side this season.
Phillips has been absolutely crucial to Leeds’ chase for promotion, which eventually ended in the play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County. He has changed his position from attacking midfield, to holding midfield.
Marcelo Bielsa inspired the position change, and it has seen the midfielder earn a place in the Championship Team of the Year. He played 46 times in all competitions this season, including appearances at centre-back.
Newcastle have options in this position, but doubts remain over the future of Jonjo Shelvey. Ki Sung-yueng has spent plenty of time out injured, while Sean Longstaff is being linked with a move to Manchester United.
Mo Diame is set to leave as his contract expires at the end of June, and Newcastle fans are excited at the prospect of their club signing Phillips this summer. It is believed he will cost £15million (TeamTalk).
Kalvin phillips would be a very good signing
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) May 21, 2019
I’d take Phillips in a heartbeat. Excellent player
— neilB (@neilTheMagpie) May 21, 2019
Be buzzing with Phillips
— Pabs (@PeakLifestylePT) May 21, 2019
I would take Phillips in a heart beat. Quality young player 👍
— Craig Welsh (@CraigWe18996385) May 21, 2019
Same, he’d be a great signing
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) May 21, 2019
Phillips is far more ready for the prem than Clarke
— Bobby (@LUFCBobby) May 21, 2019