At the end of a report in Team Talk about Dwight Gayle’s wages being a stumbling block for Leeds United, a pair of the Whites’ players were mentioned as being of interest to Newcastle.
Kalvin Phillips and Jack Clarke are the two players specifically mentioned though the report does allude to possible interest in more than just those two.
Surely if Newcastle are interested in any Leeds youngsters, they must be aware of left-back prodigy Leif Davis. He was born in Newcastle after all.
Kalvin Phillips-excellent young Leeds midfielder
Kalvin Phillips is a central midfielder who has made 89 appearances for Leeds over the past two seasons.
This past season he has played a more defensive role and actually filled in at centre-back when Leeds captain Liam cooper was out injured from early December through to January.
He is also heavily linked with newly promoted Norwich and Bournemouth.
The Bournemouth link is interesting as Phillips and young winger Jack Clarke were both linked with Bournemouth in April.
Jack Clarke-exciting young winger
Jack Clarke is an excellent young prospect who has broken through to the Leeds first team this past season making 25 appearances. While only starting in 5 of those games, he did manage 2 goals and 2 assists.
Clarke is still very young at 18 years of age. He is right-footed and can play on either wing.
With the disappointing finish to their promotion campaign, Leeds will want to hold on to these two key players as Marcelo Bielsa’s side make another promotion push next year.
With both players being from the area as well as being Leeds academy products, it is uncertain if they would want to leave the Yorkshire club.
These are definitely exciting young players who we like the look of. We will have to wait and see if anything comes of these links but Leeds certainly have some young talent in their side.
We also like Leif Davis and hope that Newcastle are interested in the young left back as well.