Bleacher Report have claimed that Leicester City will consider a move to sign Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips this summer if Nigerian anchor Wilfried Ndidi leaves the King Power.
Phillips, 24, has been in stunning form for Leeds once again this season, after being linked with Aston Villa, Tottenham and Manchester United last summer. The midfielder has even been touted for a possible England call-up in recent weeks.
One of the best players outside of the Premier League, it is widely believed that Phillips will either play for Leeds in the Premier League next season – or move to another club in the top flight, if Leeds fail to go up.
Leicester could be that team, if Nigeria international Ndidi departs. The former Genk star has been linked with a number of the Premier League’s biggest clubs over the years, and Phillips could replace the £75k-a-week (Spotrac) star.
TBR’s view – Is Phillips good enough for Leicester?
Without a doubt. Phillips has starred for Leeds in a side that has tutored by Marcelo Bielsa, and that understanding in the number four role has made the uncapped Englishman become considered for a Three Lions chance.
Certainly, he is on a par with the likes of West Ham’s Declan Rice and other English defensive midfielders if that is the case. It remains to be seen how much Leeds would want for Phillips, but if they gain promotion, Phillips will remain at Elland Road.