Football Article

Kalvin Phillips Signs New Leeds United Contract

Kalvin Phillips Signs New Leeds United Contract Photo: TT
Kalvin Phillips at Leeds United

Kalvin Phillips has committed his long-term future to Leeds United by signing a new contract with the Championship club.

Leeds have announced on their official website that Phillips has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal which will see him stay at Elland Road until the summer of 2024.

The West Yorkshire outfit have also claimed that they turned down a number of offers in excess of £20 million for the 23-year-old central midfielder.

Summer speculation

Phillips was strong linked with moves away from Leeds in the summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror, Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth all wanted to secure the services of the youngster this summer.

According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds rejected an offer of over £20 million from Villa for the Englishman this summer.

Stats

Phillips has been on the books of Leeds since 2010 and has taken his game to another level over the past two seasons.

According to WhoScored, the 23-year-old scored one goal and provided three assists in 44 Championship appearances for the Whites last season.

Important decision

Leeds’s decision to hand Phillips a new contract is very important in terms of sending a strong message to the fans and to the rest of the players in the squad.

The 23-year-old is one of the best central midfielders in the Championship, and him staying at Elland Road underlines the Whites’ ambition for the future.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side ended up third in the Championship table last season and failed to clinch promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs.

Leeds are aiming to finish in the top two places in the league table during the 2019-20 campaign.

Subhankar mondal
Sports Pundit staff writer
@subhankarjourno

What's Your Take?

Reply to Profile image
0 comments

Related Articles

Loading