'I'd love to see it' - Exclusive: Bent in Leeds transfer claim after Liverpool sighting
Darren Bent claims that Leeds United need to sign one more centre-back before the transfer window closes after their opening day defeat to Liverpool.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former England striker admits Robin Koch looked “rash in the challenge” in what was his first start for the Whites.
The German international lined up alongside Pascal Struijk at the heart of the defence and conceded a penalty for handball in the 4-3 defeat at Anfield.
Marcelo Bielsa was missing regular starter and club captain Liam Cooper due to injury.
Bent believes Leeds’ problems stemmed from the back and believes a new centre-back needs to be a priority for the recruitment team at Elland Road.
Bent told Football Insider: “It wasn’t great, he obviously gave the penalty away – he looked quite calm and composed at times but rash in the challenge, even the goalkeeper, with his distribution – the defence looked ropey.
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“I think Bielsa will be looking at it thinking: ‘Right, we can certainly improve there.’ They didn’t play particularly bad but they were a bit rash.
“I’d love to see it, them maybe get one more in.”
Koch joined Leeds from Bundesliga outfit Freiburg after the Whites failed to strike a deal to re-sign former loan star Ben White from Brighton.
The 24-year-old played 82 times in Germany’s top flight and also has three international caps to his name.
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