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Leeds United willing to re-sign Kalvin Phillips if one condition is met

Leeds United are reportedly considering a strategic move to re-sign one of their own, Kalvin Phillips, should they secure promotion back to the Premier League this season.

Phillips, a familiar face at Elland Road, has had a storied career with the club, making over 230 appearances across 12 seasons.

His potential return has sparked both excitement and speculation among fans and pundits alike.

Phillips’ journey at Leeds has been nothing short of remarkable.

From his humble beginnings in the youth ranks to becoming a linchpin in the team’s midfield, he played a pivotal role in their promotion-winning campaign in the 2019-20 season.

His performances in the Championship earned him widespread acclaim and caught the attention of the England national team selectors.

The midfielder’s featured for the Three Lions shirt at major tournaments, including Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup and was a key player in that midfield alongside Declan Rice.

West Ham United loanee Kalvin Phillips.
Kalvin Phillips for England and Kalvin Phillips for Man City were two different stories. (Credit: Getty)

His contributions on the international stage further solidified his reputation as one of England’s brightest talents.

However, it was his subsequent move to Manchester City for a hefty £42 million that marked a significant turning point in his career.

Expectations were high as Phillips made the transition to a top-flight club with lofty ambitions.

Yet, his time at Manchester City did not unfold as anticipated. Despite glimpses of his undeniable talent, he struggled to secure a regular spot in the starting lineup.

A loan spell at West Ham offered little respite, raising questions about his future at the highest level of English football.

Amidst uncertainty surrounding his career trajectory, Leeds United have emerged as a beacon of hope for Phillips.

Reports suggest that the club is willing to shell out around £30 million to bring him back to familiar surroundings.

But there’s a small catch, the only way Leeds will cough up is if they can gain promotion back to the Premier League to make funds for the transfer, also providing that Kalvin can stay fit.

The midfielder has struggled with many injuries in the past, Leeds United are aware of this.

The prospect of reuniting with his boyhood club presents Phillips with an opportunity to reignite his passion and rediscover his form.