Manchester United are working hard to secure a deal to sign Leeds United midfielder Calvin Phillips in the summer transfer window.
Calvin Phillips, 26, has been somewhat impressive since helping Leeds United win the Premier League in 2020. He has continued his good form in the Premier League too and was part of the England squad that reached the Euro 2020 final last summer.
While the 26-year-old’s current campaign has been disrupted by a groin problem, he has done enough Attracting Manchester United’s attentionwho are close to announcing Erik Ten Hag as their next permanent manager.
After weeks and months of speculation over the vacant permanent manager position for Manchester United, it appears the club has finally come to a conclusion. Man United board now It is said to be in agreement That Ajax chief, Erik ten Hag, is the man they want to take over to bring back the glory days of Old Trafford.
There is clear optimism from all parties involved to seal a deal by the end of next week, with Ten Hag now in concrete talks with Manchester United over the finer details of his contract.
Eric ten Hag will seek assurances regarding the club’s direction, transfer strategy and future plans before deciding to accept the Manchester United job. he is too Wants To have a backroom staff that suits him and the club in the best possible way – this overall structure combined with respecting player management on hand and recruiting new players that fits his playing system will help him transform the philosophy, identity and therefore the Manconian giants.
The Red Devils have already begun to identify potential summer transfer targets and the latest player to fall on their radar is Leeds United’s Calvin Phillips. Newcastle United is also interested in the Leeds United midfielder.
Phillips blossomed into a deep playmaker role for both Leeds United and England, making him an attractive option for the Red Devils. He’s been a captain in the white for the past few years, dictating the tempo of the match with his passing ability and tackler skills. The 26-year-old also showed his quality during Euro 2020 with the Three Lions as he started all seven matches.
At the moment, Man United only have Nemanja Matic as a natural defensive midfielder, but his strength is dwindling at 33. Also, with Paul Pogba expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, Scott McTominay is lacking. Consistency in his game and Donny van de Beek has yet to cut the mustard in the Premier League, a move that makes perfect sense for Phillips. At 26, Phillips is also heading towards the peak of his powers, and his passing ability combined with his energy and power in the middle of the park would likely fit in well with Man United’s Ten Hag system.
However, it will be interesting to watch if the England international is willing to turn his back on his boyhood club and move past the split this summer.
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