Manchester United impressed with highly-rated Leeds pair after scouting missions

Date published: Saturday 9th November 2019 1:25

Manchester United are tracking Leeds United duo Kalvin Phillips and Ben White, claims a report.

Football Insider report that central midfielder Phillips and on-loan centre-back White have impressed the United scouts several times this season.

In line with the summer arrivals of Dan James, 21, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, United are still searching for the best young British talent and both 22-year-old White and 23-year-old Phillips are on their list of targets.

Phillips though has just signed a new five-year Leeds contract with his hometown club after the Leeds rejected £20million-plus summer bids from a number of Premier League clubs.

The combative midfielder though is understood to have a clause in his deal which could see him leave next summer if Leeds fail to win promotion.



White meanwhile, is on loan from Brighton, and is now understood to be rated in the £20m bracket after his sterling displays in the Championship for Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds had wanted to sign White on loan with a view to a permanent deal, but Brighton – in their wisdom – opted against that and instead insisted on a temporary deal only.


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