Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has signed a new deal which will keep him with the club until 2024.
Tottenham Hotspur were one of several sides rumoured to be monitoring his situation at Elland Road, with the 23-year-old being named in the Championship Team of the Season for 2018/19. He has made a combined 83 league appearances for the Whites over the last two campaigns and has once again been handed a starring role this term.
✍️ | Leeds United are delighted to announce @Kalvinphillips has signed a new five year contract with the club— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 9, 2019
The club announced the news on their official website, mentioning the board had rejected numerous bids in excess of £20m for the academy graduate.
Bielsa and the Leeds hierarchy view Phillips as essential to their long-term progress, as well as the more immediate aim of sealing their Premier League return.
The Argentine coach has altered the youngster's position on the pitch, switching him to a deeper role, where he acts as a screen for the backline.
That is the same position they finished in last year, a late-season collapse seeing Sheffield United leapfrog them into the final automatic promotion spot.