Danny Mills says that Leeds United will be waiting for other transfer deals to take place before they secure a replacement for Pontus Jansson this summer.
The former Elland Road and England star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims that Marcelo Bielsa and his transfer team will be looking at potential recruits to take the place of the Swedish international, who left for Championship rivals Brentford this week.
Jansson’s departure leaves Bielsa with limited options at the heart of the defence, loan signing Ben White joining Liam Cooper and makeshift dup Gaetano Berardi and Kalvin Phillips as the senior options at the manager’s disposal.
Mills says Leeds could have made progress on securing a new first-team signing but that they will be waiting for things to fall into place at other clubs before making a move.
He told Football Insider: “With the loss of Pontus Jansson, maybe they are looking around at somebody else. They’ve still got several weeks to get any deals done and no doubt they will be looking around and thinking who is available, who can we get?
“It’s the domino effect, there are possibly irons in the fire that they are waiting for another couple of deals to go through and it becomes your turn.
“I’m pretty sure that’s what Leeds are waiting for.”
White, who arrives at Elland Road from Brighton, is one of three loan deals done by Leeds, Jack Harrison and Jack Clarke both returning to the club from Manchester City and Tottenham respectively.
Bielsa partnered White with Leif Davis at the heart of the defence in their pre-season clash versus Guiseley, Cooper and Berardi playing alongside each other against York City.
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