Former Leeds United star David Norris insists that the club may need to sign a back-up to Kalvin Phillips before the transfer deadline.
The midfielder has been exceptional throughout his time at Elland Road and emerged as one of the best defensive midfielders in the country last season.
Last season, Phillips made 29 Premier League appearances, scoring once and registering two assists, and he was a central figure in England’s run to the final of Euro 2020 in the summer.
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Due to the 25-year-old’s involvement in the tournament, he was left on the bench against Manchester United for the opening game of the season at the weekend.
Leeds started with Robin Koch in defensive midfield, but they lost the game 5-1, as Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick, and Mason Greenwood and Fred both netted too.
And Norris believes that game confirmed that the club needs to bring in a new midfielder, having signed goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson and defender Junior Firpo, while also securing a permanent deal for Jack Harrison.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, Norris said: “But it does just go to show that they’re after a central midfielder.
“They need someone to replace him if he’s not playing, if he gets injured.”
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