Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Leeds United rumours: Whites keen to wrap up midfielder deal, Bielsa target set for PL medical

Leeds United fans will have a keen eye on Gareth Southgate's team selection when England face the Czech Republic on Tuesday night.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 3:58 pm

Elland Road favourite Kalvin Phillips has featured in both of the Three Lions' group matches so far, but after a disappointing result against Scotland on Friday night, there have been calls for the manager to mix things up in his side’s next outing.

Writing in a column for the Yorkshire Evening Post, David Prutton addressed the matter, saying: “There’s a perception that England have two defensive midfielders at the heart of their team in Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice.

“Fans are seeing England line up in such a way against teams – like Scotland – that they should be beating quite routinely.

“Phillips and Rice played the full match together in England’s opening game of the Euros against Croatia who are probably in a little bit of a transition period.

“But Friday night’s clash against Scotland was always going to be full of blood and thunder and a game in which Scotland found a way to play to ensure they stayed in the contest for as long as possible.

“They did exactly that and came away from Wembley with a very-hard earned point.

“From Kalvin and Declan’s point of view, you have got two very good footballers there but do we need two defensive midfielders or holding midfielders shall we say?

“But that’s not to say that it’s as simple as just playing one of them and chucking Jack Grealish in as you can’t completely throw caution to the wind.”

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