Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder hoping European football will boost chances of landing Kalvin Phillips – Sun

Leeds standout

Kalvin Phillips is arguably one of the top central midfielders currently plying their trade in the Championship.

The 24-year-old has spent his entire senior career with Leeds United, racking up 174 appearances across all competitions.

In those 174 ties, the defensive-minded midfielder has scored 11 and assisted 10.

Phillips has made 30 league appearances for Leeds this term, and is a big part of their success.

The North Yorkshire outfit are currently 2nd in the Championship, five points clear of 3rd placed Fulham.

 

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Sheffield United eyeing Phillips

Rather unsurprisingly, given his superb form over the last few seasons, Phillips looks to be attracting some interest from the Premier League.

According to the Sun, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder ‘fancies’ the Leeds United star, but faces stiff competition for him.

However, the Sun claims that Wilder is hopeful that European football will boost his chances of landing Phillips.

The Blades began Sunday sat 6th in the Premier League, only behind 5th placed Tottenham on goal difference.

But things are fairly tight around the European spots, with both Wolves and Manchester United also well in the chase for Europa League and Champions League football.

Phillips would cost upwards of £20m, with Wolves and Burnley among other clubs that would likely bid for the Englishman, as per the Sun.

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Sheffield United’s latest outing saw them take on Brighton on Saturday afternoon.

Enda Stevens fired Sheffield United into the lead inside 26 minutes, but Brighton would hit back just four minutes later, and that is how the tie finished.

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