Aston Villa target Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips
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Aston Villa target Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips

Aston Villa target Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips

28 May 2019, 14:05

​Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has emerged as Aston Villa's main target ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.

Villa
sealed promotion back to the Premier League on Monday, after a three-year stay in the Championship, as they defeated Derby County at Wembley.

Once the substantial celebrations die down, attention will turn to the new top-flight campaign, for which there’ll be plenty of preparation.

Villa have the futures of the club’s out of contract players to resolve, loan signings to make permanent in some cases and fresh faces altogether to recruit.

Phillips, who was a crucial cog in the Leeds side that finished third this term, is said to be a potential target.

The 23-year-old, who is Leeds born and bred and has been a constant in the side for the last three seasons, has also attracted interest from fellow promoted side Norwich City, Bournemouth, and Southampton.

He played 46 matches last term and flourished under Marcelo Bielsa, but Leeds failed to tie him down to a new contract.

Phillips has just two years remaining on his current deal at Elland Road and now will surely be tempted by the offer of Premier League football, should any of the aforementioned interested parties test Leeds’ resolve.

Read more: Marcelo Bielsa shows Eunan O'Kane the door
 



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