Leeds midfield general pens new five year deal at Elland Road

Date published: Monday 9th September 2019 7:51

Paul Pogba, Kalvin Phillips TEAMtalk

Kalvin Phillips has put an end to months of speculation surrounding his future by signing a new five year deal with his boyhood club Leeds United.

Phillips has been a key cog in the Yorkshire club’s engine room for a number of years now, with his importance to the team ramping up since the arrival of enigmatic Argentinian Marcelo Bielsa just over one year ago.

Despite the club performing admirably and falling just short in the play-offs last term, Bielsa has not afraid to make sweeping changes to his squad, with key performers Pontus Jansson and Kemar Roofe both departing Elland Road over the summer.

The midfielder had been the subject of reported interest from a number of Premier League clubs before the transfer window slammed shut, with Dean Smith’s Aston Villa appearing the likeliest of suitors for the longest time.

The transfer deadline came and went, however, and Phillips has now put pen to paper on a five year deal with the team he has spent his entire professional playing career with.

News of the deal was announced via the club’s official twitter account and website, with the website expressing their jubilation at the development.

The article stated: “Over the course of the summer transfer window, Phillips was subject to high profile interest from a number of Premier League sides, with the club rebuffing multiple offers in excess of £20m.

“The club maintained throughout that Phillips would not be sold, with the midfielder being integral to plans for the future, and the immediate goal of securing top flight football.

“As a club, we are thrilled that Kalvin shares the same vision and potential for Leeds United, which has been demonstrated by committing his long term future to the Whites.”

 

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