Kalvin Phillips was asked by an England fan to choose which Euro 2020 teammate he would take back to Leeds this summer – other than Ben White. Leeds ace Phillips told Lions Den that he would sign Chelsea star Mason Mount, claiming his style of play would suit Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds.
Phillips, 25, was the star of the show on Sunday afternoon as England beat Croatia 1-0 at Wembley. Combining with Chelsea star Mount and Declan Rice in midfield, the trio overcame the normally-dominant force of Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic. Phillips was MOTM.
He is the talk of the town after his display – even nabbing an assist. Phillips was asked the tricky question, which England teammate he would have at Leeds and told that he could not pick the easy answer of Ben White. White, of course, played for Leeds on loan during 2019-20 and is now at Brighton.
Phillips, though, was laid back with his answer and chose Champions League winner Mount. He thinks £88,000-a-week (Spotrac) midfielder Mount would fit right in at Leeds under Bielsa. He then joked that Mount would become a “superstar” if he swapped Chelsea for Elland Road.
What did Leeds star Phillips say about Chelsea ace Mount?
Leeds could do with a number 10. Of course, signing Mount would be impossible for most European clubs – bar one or two – this summer. Chelsea through and through, Mount is surely in no hurry to leave Stamford Bridge. The comments made by Phillips are obviously hypothetical.
“I’d probably take Mason Mount,” Phillips told Lions Den presenter Josh Denzel. “Me and Mason get on quite well. Just the way that he plays, the way that he presses from his position and some of the positions he gets himself into would suit Leeds United. He would take the manager on board, the way the manager works. He’d be a superstar if he comes to Leeds.”