Kalvin Phillips agrees new contract with Leeds United in huge boost for Marcelo Bielsa's promotion chasers

John Percy
The Telegraph
Kalvin Phillips has committed his future to Leeds - CameraSport
Kalvin Phillips has committed his future to Leeds - CameraSport

Kalvin Phillips is signing a new contract with Leeds United in a huge boost for Marcelo Bielsa’s promotion chasers.

Philips has agreed terms on an improved four-year deal with his hometown club and Leeds are expected to confirm the news in the next few days.

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The defensive midfielder was a target for a number of Premier League clubs over the summer, with Aston Villa and Burnley both having bids rejected for the 23 year-old.

Villa's offer of £15 million was turned down in June with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani intent on keeping the academy product at Elland Road.

Leeds have been in talks with Phillips over a lucrative new contract for weeks and negotiations have now reached a conclusion in what will represent a significant coup for Bielsa, the head coach, as he plots another promotion assault.

Phillips has played in all of Leeds's six Championship matches so far this season, with the club winning four of them.

Leeds are currently third in the table and return to league action on Sunday with a trip to Barnsley.

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