Aden Flint of Bristol City looks to avoid a sliding challenge

COMMENT By Will Butcher

Bristol City’s Aden Flint is reportedly not on Leeds’ transfer shortlist this summer but the Yorkshire giants must look to add another centre-back to their ranks.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Lee Sobot claimed on his personal Twitter account that he believes Robins captain Flint is not a target for Thomas Christiansen’s side.

However, Leeds have just three first team centre-backs available to them in Liam Cooper, Matthew Pennington and Pontus Jansson, with the latter suspended for the Whites’ first two encounters.

A permanent deal for Kyle Bartley seems unlikely, as the Swansea defender has featured in Paul Clement’s side during their pre-season tour of the United States.

Another central defender is needed at Elland Road and bringing a player with Championship experience to Yorkshire could be key in boosting the Whites’ target of promotion.

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