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Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips admits Aston Villla offer was tempting

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips admits he considered his future last year.

Phillips was targeted by a number of Premier League clubs when Leeds failed to win promotion and Aston Villa offered £25million for the midfielder.

He told a Leeds documentary: “A lot of people talk about the money in the sport and it is life changing.

“There was speculation about me possibly playing for England and there was a lot of talk that I wouldn't be able to play for England if I was still in the Championship.

“So that was one of the things that made me think I need to be in the Premier League.

“I had offers which would have changed my life right there and then. I was second guessing myself, should I leave, should I not?"

Phillips, 24, opted to stay and sign a five-year contract at Elland Road and was key to their Championship success last season.

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