In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Leeds United midfielder David Norris suggested that Kalvin Phillips could spend the entirety of his career at Elland Road and if that did happen, Whites fans would certainly be delighted.
Speaking to FFC, Norris said:
“We’ve seen it with Kane, he’s stayed with Spurs, it’s his club and he’s a legend with the fans. But his is coming to the end now, if he wants to win something he must move on.
“With Kalvin, it’s still early days, Leeds are progressing, he’s still progressing, so it doesn’t feel like anything needs to be done drastically soon.
“Potentially, depending on how Leeds progress, he could stay there and become a one-club man, with the relationship he’s got. But for now, he doesn’t want to leave, they don’t need to sell.”
After an impressive debut season in the Premier League, and a superb European Championships with England thus far, Phillips has unsurprisingly attracted the interest of some major clubs across Europe.
The 25-year-old is a product of the academy at Elland Road and has made 211 appearances for the Yorkshire club in his career thus far, contributing 13 goals and 12 assists in that time.
Last season saw the midfielder make 29 appearances in the Premier League, managing one goal and two assists, averaging an impressive 7.01/10 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
This was enough to rank him as the fifth-best performer in Bielsa’s squad, so it is clear how important he is to the Argentinian, who, like the majority of Leeds fans, would surely love for him to spend the entirety of his career at Elland Road.
He’s certainly won over BBC pundit Micah Richards during his time in the Premier League thus far, as he sang his praises after his impressive performance against Germany at Wembley recently, saying:
“He’s gone up another two or three levels and his performance against Germany was just sensational.
“When you watch him live in a stadium, you can see there is so much more, how good he is on the ball.
“Phillips is going to be an England player for a very long time.”
It would undoubtedly be a huge boost for Leeds if he were to spend the rest of his career with his boyhood club, as he could be the key to pushing Leeds onto even bigger and better things after their superb first season back in the top-flight. Fans will be buzzing if Norris’ claim comes true
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