By Danny Wright
Leeds have “made a bid” for Bristol City centre-back Aden Flint, according to a report.
The 4th Official claimed on their official Twitter account on Monday evening that the Whites had intensified their pursuit of the 28-year-old as Thomas Christiansen looks to bolster his options in the centre of defence.
— The 4th Official (@Official_T4O) July 24, 2017
Leeds have been extremely busy in the transfer market this summer, but have only managed to make one addition to the heart of their back-line.
Matthew Pennington was brought in on loan from Everton earlier this month and will add to Christiansen’s options, however Liam Cooper remains the only other centre-back who is able to feature in the first two domestic fixtures of the season.
Pontus Jansson has made his loan move to Elland Road permanent, but his yellow-card suspension from last season has carried over into the 2017/18 campaign, meaning that the Whites are still short of options in that area of the pitch.
Flint is a defender who proved crucial to Bristol City’s survival chances last season as he took part in every single one of their 46 league fixtures, scoring five goals and supplying two assists in the process.
Football Insider Verdict
There’s no doubt that Flint would be a top addition to Christiansen’s squad ahead of next season and could be the difference between getting into the play-offs and not. His resolute displays for Bristol City last season was one of the key factors in seeing them stay in the Championship and he definitely looks as though he is capable of playing for a team that is competing at the other end of the table. Leeds need a top centre-back to play alongside Jansson and Flint could be that man. Cooper would have to miss out on a starting place unfortunately, while Pennington, who is on loan anyway, should only be used as back-up.