By Danny Wright

Former Leeds midfielder Andy Couzens has urged Thomas Christiansen to sign a “proven centre-half” this summer after a fee was agreed for Charlie Taylor’s exit.

The left-back signed for Burnley earlier this month and BBC Radio Leeds correspondent Adam Pope reported on his personal Twitter account that the Whites had pocketed between £6-7million from the 23-year-old’s exit.

Couzens, 42, now thinks that his old club must find a new centre-back despite already adding a whole host of new faces since last season ended.

“I know we have spent money on new players already, but now we have £6-7million from the Taylor move, lets spend that on a proven centre-half,” said Couzens on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday.

Everton loanee Matthew Pennington and Liam Cooper are the only two central defenders available for selection in the first two matches of the season due to Pontus Jansson’s suspension.

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There is a notable void left in the back-line following Kyle Bartley’s return to Swansea, even though Pennington has been brought in and Jansson has made his temporary stay in Yorkshire permanent.

It’s already been a very busy summer for the Whites, who have undergone a change of leadership in the boardroom and in management with Andrea Radrizzani earning full control of the club and having Christiansen replace Garry Monk in charge.

That was followed by a whole host of new faces being signed up ahead of next season, including Mateusz Klich, Vurnon Anita and Ezgjan Alioski.

In other Leeds news, United have reportedly tabled a bid for a brilliant Championship defender.

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