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Leeds United: Fans discuss key moment in Kalvin Phillips’ development

Leeds United: Fans discuss key moment in Kalvin Phillips’ development - Leeds United

Some Leeds United fans have discussed the club’s decision to sell Ronaldo Vieira, which is claimed to have given Kalvin Phillips a route in to the first team.

Former England U21 international Vieira joined Leeds’ academy setup in 2015 from Portuguese outfit Benfica, and the midfielder would soon be handed a chance in the first team at Elland Road, first appearing in 2016 against Preston North End.

Becoming a regular for The Whites, the youngster became subject to a bid from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria, and Leeds would accept the offer, allowing the youngster to move in the summer transfer window of 2018 for what was reported to be an £8m transfer fee.

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His exit left Leeds with a slight problem in the midfield area, but Phillips, who has been excellent over the last few seasons for the club, has somewhat softened that sale.

The 24-year-old has been one of Leeds’ best players this season, contributing at a consistent level for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, prompting a potential call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England side.

Speaking to Forza Football Academy on Instagram, Phillips has now claimed that the sale of his former teammate and close friend, has seen him gain more playing time and develop in the first team.

Reacting to Beren Cross, who tweeted the story, fans gave an opinion on the matter…

How well do you think Phillips will do in the Premier League? Let us know in the comments section below…


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