Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips lands blow to Tottenham interest
According to FourFourTwo (h/t Express), Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips has shut the door on Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho’s hopes of bringing him to North London.
Dubbed the Yorkshire Pirlo, Phillips has been touted by some sections of the media as the answer to England’s midfield problems. The 24-year-old has been a mainstay in Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds midfield as the Whites attempt to gain promotion to the Premier League.
Phillips has made 34 appearances so far this season and has scored one goal and two assists. He has missed just six of his team’s matches in the league – four of which were due to suspension. The player has revealed his intention to spend the rest of his career at Elland Road.
Primarily a defensive midfielder, his performances have not gone unnoticed. A number of teams are keeping tabs on him, with Mourinho also keen. Phillips is extremely motivated to stay at Leeds and is keen to help his team return to the English top-flight.
“I want to spend my career at Leeds and see the club doing well in the Premier League”
Leeds came very close to promotion last season. They lost in the playoffs to Frank Lampard’s Derby County after blowing an impressive lead at the top. They look to have learned their lesson and are on course to achieve automatic promotion.
It is unfortunate that the player isn’t keen on a move away. Converted into a deep-lying playmaker by Bielsa, his talent would have come in handy in our midfield. Add to that his increased fitness levels, signing him should have been a no-brainer.
Phillips’ rise mirrors that of Leeds and he too is now at the cusp of taking the next step.
More Tottenham Hotspur News
- Spurs star Harry Winks reveals what training at home is like
- Kieran Trippier opens up on selfish end to Tottenham career
- Harry Kane among three players tipped to leave Spurs in the summer
Tottenham are currently eighth in the table. We are seven points off the top four with nine games left to go. Let’s hope the return of Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko helps us swing the tables on our rivals in the race for Champions League football.
Spurs Transfer News
Tottenham could sign prolific Portuguese star for bargain £18m
Tottenham Hotspur could sign Raul Jimenez for as little as £18m According to TuttoJuve (h/t Football.london), Tottenham Hotspur could sign...
Boost for Tottenham as Ligue 1 star denies contract agreement with Serie A giants
Tottenham Hotspur target Victor Osimhen denies Napoli agreement Speaking to Omnasports (h/t Football.london), Tottenham Hotspur target Victor Osimhen has denied...
Daniel Levy approves £16m move for Brazilian hotshot who rejected Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur prepare an offer for Flamengo midfielder Gerson According to Goal (h/t Express), Tottenham Hotspur are in touch with...
Transfer News: Mourinho keen on Tottenham reunion with his former Chelsea protege
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho keen on Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma According to French publication RMC Sport (h/t Express), Jose Mourinho...
Report: Tottenham could risk upsetting club stars if they sign struggling Barcelona star
Tottenham Hotspur risk player mutiny if they sign Philippe Coutinho According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo (h/t Mirror), Jose Mourinho...
“Dissapointed but not surprised”- Tottenham fans react as Man United star reveals failed Spurs move
Twitter reacts as Bruno Fernandes admits Tottenham Hotspur missed an opportunity to sign him Speaking on Instagram live (h/t Metro),...
“It’s not good” – Premier League boss warns his club captain amidst Tottenham links
Ralph Hasenhuttl drops hint over future of Tottenham Hotspur target Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Speaking to BBC Radio via Southern Daily Echo...
Tottenham given another shot at signing impressive Serie A star worth £18million
Tottenham Hotspur offered another shot at Matias Vecino According to the Daily Star, Tottenham hotspur have been offered the chance...
Tottenham beat London duo to win the race for 25-year-old Ligue 1 star
Tottenham Hotspur win the race for Morgan Sanson According to French publication L’Equipe via Sport Witness (h/t Football.london), Tottenham Hotspur...
Boost for Tottenham as Serie A giants are willing to listen to offers for £50m-rated top-class star
Lazio willing to listen to offers for Tottenham Hotspur target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic According to Sky Sports Italia (h/t Daily Mail),...