By Dave Woods

2nd Sep, 2019 | 5:03pm

Radrizzani green lights new Phillips deal

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has given the green light for a lucrative new deal for star player Kalvin Phillips. 

The player, who is currently on just £10,000-a-week, is in line for a big pay rise and the report claims club sources are confident of an announcement later this week.

It would come as a huge boost for Leeds, with Phillips being an absolutely vital player for the Bielsa system.

Phillips wants a contract that puts him at the top of the Leeds pay bracket, with Kiko Casilla and Patrick Bamford currently the best-paid players on around £40k-a-week.

It’s said that Phillips wants a four or five-year deal which would be worth around £10m.

Phillips was linked heavily with a move to Aston Villa over the summer but Leeds held onto him and he’s already proved his worth, playing 90 minutes in all of the club’s eight fixtures so far this season.

Leeds fans will want the club to pay the money and secure Phillips on a long-term deal as soon as possible.

His current deal runs until next summer.