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Phillips wants to leave Leeds to ‘win things’, claims Arsenal legend

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that Kalvin Phillips wants to leave Leeds United to “win things”.

The English midfielder has been excellent for the West Yorkshire club in recent seasons and has attracted interest from numerous Premier League clubs.

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Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Aston Villa have all been linked with the 26-year-old, who is valued at £45m, as per Transfermarkt.

Leeds are currently seven points above the relegation zone as they prepare to face Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

If the Whites go down they will struggle to keep hold of Phillips, who will be fighting to retain his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad following a lengthy injury absence.

Former Arsenal striker, Wright, believes he will be highly “sought-after” in the summer transfer window, saying that Phillips will want to leave in pursuit of silverware.

“A lot of big teams need a player in that position,”  Wright said on The Kelly & Wrighty Show (via MOT Leeds News). “He’s a sought-after player.

“Phillips doesn’t strike me as a player who wants to play for Leeds. He wants to win things.

“Leeds need to start putting things in place where they’re challenging for Europe for the likes of him and Raphinha to stay but I think Raphinha will leave [this summer].”

Meanwhile, Paul Merson also believes that Raphinha will leave at the end of the season, with Barcelona very keen on signing the Brazilian.

“Raphinha is a player who has generated a lot of transfer talk in recent weeks, with Barcelona reportedly interested in snapping him up this summer,” Merson told Sportskeeda.

“I think he’ll leave Leeds regardless of what happens – he’s capable of playing for any of the big boys in the Premier League.

“Real Madrid and Barcelona still have the charm when it comes to foreign players – when either of the two clubs come for a player, they inevitably end up getting them.”

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