07 Apr 2022 | 12:16
The growth of Phillips at Leeds
Reports say midfielder Kalvin Phillips, could become the first signing of the Erik ten Hag era.
Manchester Evening News revealed that Man Utd is working on a deal with Phillips, while the appointment of Ten Hag could be announced in the near future.
Declan Rice was once on the Red Devil’s short list, but West Ham’s £150 million valuation made BLD Man Utd withdraw. By contrast, Phillips is seen as a more likely target as he is valued at around £60m.
However, Man Utd is not the only Premier League club interested in the 26-year-old, who has caught the eye of many clubs after Euro 2020. West Ham and Aston Villa have also made moves to sign. Phillips signature.
Ralf Rangnick will move into an advisory role at the end of this season and he has advised Man Utd to recruit dynamic, inquisitive players who want to further develop their careers. However, the Red Devils may be hindered if they cannot qualify for the Champions League.
Phillips’ current contract with Leeds is due to expire in the summer of 2024 but the club remain confident they can afford to extend the England international.