Aden Flint of Bristol City looks to avoid a sliding challenge

By Harvey Byrne

Leeds have made contact with Bristol City over signing centre-back Aden Flint alongside Championship rivals Birmingham, according to a report.

The Mirror have claimed that the Robins are ready to cash in on the 28-year-old after bringing in Nathan Baker from Aston Villa on Friday.

This has alerted both Leeds and Birmingham into bringing in the 6ft 5in colossus and it is said that the two second tier sides are now “dangling” him with big pay-rises in an attempt to win his signature.

However, it is also said that Harry Redknapp’s side are the current favourites to land the defender, which follows on from a claim from journalist Joe Rawson over the weekend stating that the Blues were set to beat Leeds to signing Flint.

But, a move to Elland Road could also be more alluring to Flint if Leeds match Birmingham’s offer as the club seek a replacement for last season’s loan star Kyle Bartley.

Football Insider verdict

Flint would prove to be a solid acquisition for Leeds, but that would be as much as the club could hope for and therefore the club should resist breaking the bank for his signature. The Yorkshire giants already boast the highly impressive Pontus Jansson at the back and there is also high hopes for youngster Matthew Pennington, who joined on loan from Everton. Flint is not guaranteed to start over either and if Leeds are looking to spend big money on a new centre-back then they should do so for a guaranteed starter, like Bartley.

In other Leeds transfer news, a journalist has reported the Whites’ stance on this Premier League defender.

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