The lure of playing under Steven Gerrard could help Aston Villa in their quest to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Ongoing Phillips speculation
The Whites colossus is constantly in the headlines of late, with his future at Elland Road seemingly up in the air.
With the Yorkshire club struggling to remain in the Premier League, it could be that Phillips eyes up a move elsewhere in the summer, with numerous clubs linked with the 26-year-old.
Aston Villa are one of those as Gerrard continues to make a name for himself as a manager.
The Latest: Jones backs possible Phillips exit
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claimed that the status of the legendary former Liverpool midfielder could play a key role in Phillips heading to Villa.
The transfer insider said: “It’s going to help them, and at this point in time, you could see why Kalvin Phillips might even consider that.”
The Verdict: Understandable lure of Gerrard
Gerrard is arguably one of the best midfielders in Premier League history and any player in his position would surely want to learn for him in order to improve their game.
For that reason, it is easy to see why Phillips’ head could be turned by a move to Villa, although it would still be a somewhat surprising decision considering that they likely won’t be in Europe next season.
The Leeds hero and reigning England men’s player of the year warrants playing for a Champions League club if he opts to leave Elland Road, whereas there is no guarantee that Villa will be infinitely more successful than the Whites in the coming years, should Jesse Marsch’s side stay up this season.
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