Leeds United star snubs potential move to Tottenham

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has snubbed a potential move to Tottenham, according to The Sun.

The newspaper has previously linked Phillips with a move to north London but the player has made it clear he is happy at Elland Road – and would like to spend the rest of his career there.

He has been a key player for the Yorkshire side, who look destined to be promoted under Marcelo Bielsa.

The Sun say Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was monitoring Phillips ahead of a possible move.

But Phillips told FourFourTwo magazine: “I want to spend my career at Leeds and see the club doing well in the Premier League. I’m jut enjoying every minute right now.”

Leeds dramatically fell away in the Championship promotion race last season and a stumble earlier in this campaign suggested Bielsa’s team might miss out again.

However, they have steadied the ship and were top of the table – seven points ahead of third-placed Fulham — with nine matches to go before matches were suspended because of the coronavirus epidemic.

“We’ve massively improved in this campaign, we’re a lot more experienced,” Phillips said.

“We went through a bad patch at the wrong time last season and then lost in the play-offs. It was tough but it has helped us.”