Former Leeds United forward Noel Whelan has urged Kalvin Phillips to reject a move to Norwich City this Summer.

Whelan, a former striker for Leeds, has warned Phillips that Norwich could be relegated back to the Championship at the first time of asking and that staying at Elland Road for at least another season would be his best option.

Phillips has also been warned by Whelan that a move to his other suitors, one of Southampton or Bournemouth, would be a bad move as he would not get the game time he’d want at either club.

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Whelan told Football Insider:

Don’t do it, you’re better off at Leeds. I’m not sure he would play regularly at Southampton or Bournemouth, they’ve already got quality central midfielders.

Maybe Norwich, he would play regularly, but they will struggle to stay in the Premier League. Would he be going anywhere better?

It might be one season in the Premier League for Norwich and they could be going down in 12 months and Leeds could be going up. Are Norwich going to be competitive in the Premier League? I’m not so sure.

The central midfielder has been linked with a move away from Leeds after Marcelo Bielsa’s side missed out on promotion.

Despite leading the way for a lot of the season, Bielsa’s side collapsed in dramatic fashion against Derby County, despite leading from the first leg at Pride Park.


Norwich's previous recruits from Leeds United