Key Leeds star agrees new 5-year deal amid Premier League interest

Date published: Sunday 8th September 2019 11:27

Kalvin Phillips will reportedly pen a new five-year deal with Leeds this week after agreeing to extend his stay with the club.

The midfielder was a target for Aston Villa and Burnley over the summer, but neither side came close to matching the £20million valuation Leeds had of their top academy product.

And now, according to a report in the Daily Mail, Phillips has agreed terms on a new deal which reflects his value to manager Marcelo Bielsa, who has had a significant impact on his career since arriving at Elland Road in the summer 2018.

Villa had offered £15m for the 23-year-old in June, which Leeds swiftly rejected as they looked to hold onto their star man.

After weeks of negotiations between agent Kevin Sharp and Leeds, following the closure of the summer transfer window, Phillips has now agreed a deal worth around £20,000-a-week, which will take him closer to the highest earners at Elland Road.

Leeds and Phillips have both started the season well, winning four out of their opening six games to currently sit third in the Championship.

They are back in action on September 15 when they head to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

Read more: New Leeds favourite Eddie Nketiah has revealed he ignored Unai Emery’s pleas to stay at Arsenal this season in favour of a move to Elland Road.

 

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