According to The Sunday Times, West Ham will have competition in their pursuit of Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips.
There are reports that Aston Villa are willing to spend £60million for the England international.
According to reports, Aston Villa are willing to pay Phillips a salary in the region of £10 million per year.
When you consider how West Ham have performed this season, why would Philips want to join Aston Villa?
According to The Telegraph, the only reason why the 26-year-old would chose to join Aston Villa is because of the substantial financial package the Midlands club is offering him.
Since Steven Gerrard’s arrival, the club has shown signs of improvement, although they are still a long way behind West Ham.
The last few seasons have seen the Irons compete in the Europa League on a regular basis, and this season they made it to the quarterfinals with relative ease.
Meanwhile, despite having a significantly smaller budget and playing time than their rivals, David Moyes’ side has demonstrated their quality in the Premier League.
Phillips has the ability to transform this squad from excellent to great, but he may have to wait a long time for that at Villa Park.