Danny Mills Exclusive: I'm told there will be a new Leeds defender signing 'fairly soon'


Danny Mills has been told by Leeds United the club are hot on the heels of a new centre-back signing.

United supporters were stunned when it emerged last weekend that the club had agreed to sell Pontus Jansson to Brentford for £5.5million in a deal that was completed on Monday.

Mills was given the lowdown on why Bielsa offloaded Jansson after speaking to the club hierarchy, as revealed in this insightful Football Insider interview.

He has also explained what Leeds fans can now expect in terms of a potential Jansson replacement.

“I would definitely expect Leeds to bring in a new centre-back,” Mills told Football Insider. “I’m pretty sure the recruitment team is out there looking already and I’m convinced there will be a new signing in the offing fairly soon. That’s what I’ve been told by Leeds.

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“Leeds have clearly known for a while that Pontus Jansson was creating one or two issues. This situation hasn’t happened overnight, it’s been going on for some time.

“Leeds have known this was coming and were trying to target a new centre-back.”

Jansson’s exit has left United with just three senior centre-backs in skipper Liam Cooper, recent loanee capture Ben White and Gaetano Berardi, who was only converted to the position last year after spending the entirety of his career at full-back.

The Yorkshire giants have also sold two of their youthful centre-backs in the last week, with Aapo Halme signing for Barnsley and Liam Kitching joining Forest Green.

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