Leeds could have already got the inheritor to Phillips’ throne in teenage prodigy needed by PSG – opinion
Leeds defensive-midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been the topic of lots of reward from the media in current weeks, after he produced one other very good show within the Whites’ 1-0 win in opposition to Everton final outing.
The 25-year-old academy graduate has established himself as an England worldwide since Leeds’ promotion again to the top-flight throughout the summer season and it’s unsurprising due to this fact that he’s attracting curiosity from sides corresponding to Liverpool and Spurs in current instances.
Luckily for Marcelo Bielsa’s facet, if the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’ does choose to go away the membership within the close to future, the membership could have already got a direct alternative lined up in academy expertise, Nohan Kenneh.
Can Kenneh go on to change into higher than Phillips?
Regardless of being simply 17-years-old, he has been a daily in Leeds’ U’23 facet this season having made three appearances in all competitions.
It has additionally been advised lately that he has been coaching with Bielsa’s first-team, so he’s clearly well-known by the Argentinian supervisor, and it maybe received’t be too lengthy till we see the teenager make his first look for the Elland Street outfit.
If he can go on to have anyplace close to the influence that Phillips has had since his development into the Leeds first-team, then he will certainly show to be a extremely popular participant certainly.
Since making his debut for the membership as a 19-year-old in 2015 underneath Neil Redfearn, the midfielder has gone on to make 188 appearances for the Whites, contributing 12 targets and 11 assists, per Transfermarkt.
Due to this fact, evidently Kenneh has the perfect role-model in Phillips, and he will certainly be hoping to emulate the 25-year-old’s profession development within the coming years, with each Leeds United and England, the place he’s at present taking part in at U’17 stage.
Contemplating PSG have been linked with the teenager in current instances, you’ll think about the membership would want to advertise him to the first-team shortly, in any other case, he could have his head turned.
With Leeds having been drawn away in opposition to League Two opposition in Crawley City within the FA Cup third spherical, maybe Bielsa might give Kenneh a chance to start out there in January.
AND in different information, Elland Street fave who’s “one thing particular” absolutely operating out of time over his Leeds profession…
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