£20m-rated Manchester City star courting interest from Leeds United as they look for Kalvin Phillips back-up

With Marcelo Bielsa not having a back-up for England international, Kalvin Phillips, Leeds United are taking an interest in Manchester City’s £20m-rated star, Yangel Herrera.

After spending last season on loan at Granada where he earned rave reviews, the 23-year-old is back at the Etihad Stadium but unlikely to get a look at under Pep Guardiola.

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Signed by the club back in 2017, Herrera has hardly made a dent in the City first-team, and The Sun report that West Ham are also keeping an eye on proceedings.

Kalvin Phillips
Leeds are considering bringing Yangel Herrera to Elland Road as back-up to Kalvin Phillips

Leeds’ needs are more immediate, given that should Phillips get injured, they’ve no one of sufficient quality to come in and replace him.

At £20m+, however, Herrera is a little on the expensive side for the Yorkshire-based outfit.

Much is likely to depend on just how persuasive Marcelo Bielsa can be, with every penny counting at present because of the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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