With the transfer window now firmly shut, the suits and number crunchers round Elland Road will look to press on with contract extensions for Leeds’ brightest and best talents.
Through Summer, Leeds fans were constantly under a state of warning that Premier League teams such as Aston Villa were keeping tabs and putting feelers in ready to make an offer for Leeds’ defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
Leeds valued Kalvin at around £30 million in summer, though Villa were said to be talking more around the £12.5 million range. Some way off.
The YEP has reported that Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani have met Kalvin’s agent in the past week, with Sharp [The Agent] said the prospect of a new deal looks very promising.
As an academy product, Kalvin has risen to be one of the most fundamental players to the system Marcelo Bielsa has imposed on Leeds’ style of play. Off the field he has also grown to be a key symbol of the club’s identity at the heart of the city.