Liverpool have earned a reputation as shrewd operators in the transfer market in recent seasons. Michael Edwards has been at the centre of a recruitment revolution, identifying bargain talents and bringing them in at bargain prices. According to reports in The Mirror, the director could be at it again with Liverpool allegedly chasing Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United.
Who is Kalvin Phillips
24-year-old Kalvin Phillips is a product of the Leeds United youth system.
The midfielder has risen through the ranks at Elland Road and is now undroppable from the first team.
Typically employed as a holding player he has recently made his England debut, after which he was encouraged to look to Jordan Henderson as an inspiration.
In total he’s made an incredible 185 appearances for United despite his young age.
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Liverpool want Kalvin Phillips
According to The Mirror, Liverpool are closely monitoring Kalvin Phillips with a view to making a move for the Leeds player next summer.
The outlet claims that it would cost £50m to take him away from the Yorkshire side.
It is also claimed that Tottenham are interested in the freshly capped midfielder.
It’s said that the 30k a week star’s impressive start to the season has led to the champions tracking his progression as the weigh up a summer move.
What RTK has to say
We can’t see this one happening, Liverpool may be monitoring Kalvin Phillips but £50m is princely sum.
Michael Edwards isn’t one for paying premiums for players just because they’re English or in the Premier League.
It is hard to imagine he’d have the same price tag if he was playing in the Italian Serie A.
Sure, he’s an impressive player and he put in a shift against us at Anfield but we won’t be spending anywhere near that amount of money on him.