Tim Sherwood claims Kalvin Phillips is one player Arsenal can sign who will likely improve their team.
The Englishman has been one of the finest players at Leeds and he has become a regular for the England national team as well.
Leeds is struggling this season and he is the subject of interest from several top clubs around the Premier League.
These sides believe he has the quality to thrive in their team if he makes the move.
Former Tottenham manager, Sherwood admits he is a good player, but he is probably not yet at the level to play for some of England’s biggest clubs.
But he is convinced the midfielder will do a job at Arsenal. He said via Metro Sport: “If he goes to Man City or Liverpool, he doesn’t play for them. Man United he certainly does, he improves them and Arsenal.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
At this stage of our rebuild, Phillips will be a key member of our first team. If we can sign him, we can easily sell Granit Xhaka to AS Roma and be confident we have a great partner for Thomas Partey.
He would eventually join a much bigger club and if we don’t make a move for him that will be our loss.
I love this Philip guy, he’s phenomenal & also English. I believe Holding should be sold, Saliba recalled, Kalvin recruited 2 fill the English quota demanded by the FA. JA Admin mentioned selling Xhaka 2 Roma, that will not be a wise decision cuz u hardly see a DM that’s injury free like Xhaka. Even the great Kante isn’t.
You also rarely see a supposed DM as slow, immobile and rash as XHAKA. CARE TO REPLY?
I don’t see it myself, not an area we have to concentrate on in the summer really, I think Xhaka will stay and if he finishes this season without any further controversy I believe he will take the armband next season
I also believe there is an outside chance that Guendouzi might come back and strengthen the midfield options
Saliba to come in to join the flexible defensive options we currently have
If we are going to talk to Leeds about player availability I would be looking at Bamford personally, to take over the Laca role, I believe Eddie will stay and Balogun will come back leaving just one “marquee” number 9 signing on the agenda
Just my thoughts
A rare thing, Fingers – I can’t agree with any of your thoughts!
Xhaka may stay but there is absolutely no way he will be offered or if so would accept the armband.
Marseille have an option to buy Guendouzi at a bargain price which they would be foolish to pass up.
Saliba may return but I personally think he may also be sold. He has only played in a 3 CB defence at Marseille, and whilst great on the ball he still has a long way to go to be the equal of White or Gabriel as a back 4 defender.
Bamford has been injured for most of this season, and has 2 league goals. At approaching 29 he won’t improve. Simply too mediocre for our ambitions.
You can’t want Nketiah to stay, surely? He has been both disinterested and poor in almost every appearance this season.
Balogun is a prospect and will still be a prospect next season – he’s simply not ready yet to perform against the big boys, so cup games at best for him. Personally I can see him as out on loan again.
Phillips over Xhaka … good upgrade
No to Guendozi for me … though not seen him playing on loan
Balogun has just started to show at first team level the same scoring levels he has shown for juniors… lets hope he can be our Harry Kane who went on loan many times
No to Nketiah… prefe Laca to stay as he offers more for the team though expensive