Date: 16th June 2019 at 12:00pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is worthy of a similar price tag as Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, according to Danny Mills.

The former England defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the Elland Road ace ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to sides trying to prise him away from the Whites and that a £20million-plus asking price is a fair valuation for the 23-year-old.

Football Insider exclusively revealed back in May that amid Premier League interest Liverpool had slapped a £25million asking price on the head of Wilson after his impressive loan spell with Derby County.

Mills insists that while they are different types players, Phillips was as important in his midfield role as Wilson was on the wing and that Leeds should be looking for a similar price as a result.

Asked what Phillips could be worth, Mills told Football Insider: “You have to look at in true value compared to other players. If Manchester City are quoting £15million for Jack Harrison then where does that put him at? There is a scale.

“Has he (Phillips) played an awful lot of football? Yes. Is he now experienced? Yes. Is he still the right age? Yes. All those factors are in his favour. It makes him a very attractive proposition to other clubs – he’s been there, he’s done it. 

“Liverpool are talking £25million for Harry Wilson – is he as good as that? Yes. He’s different and it’s a different type of position but is he just as important to a team? Yes, so realistically you’ve got to be looking at £20million-plus.”

Both Phillips and Wilson were integral to their sides’ push for promotion, the Leeds man sitting out just four of the club’s Championship games on the way to their play-off semi final defeat to Derby.

Meanwhile the Rams’ Liverpool loanee was in outstanding form, scoring 15 goals in 40 league outings and missing just one game between the middle of September and the end of the season.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that the club are to table an offer for a Premier League giant.