By Harry Sykes
Leeds United are not looking to Bristol City’s Aden Flint to solve their centre-back dilemma, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Lee Sobot has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the giant defender is not on the radar of the Championship giants.
Sobot’s update came after reports last night (Monday) that Leeds had tabled an official bid for Flint, 28.
The 4th Official Twitter account claimed that United had intensified their pursuit of Flint as manager Thomas Christiansen looks to bolster his options in the centre of defence.
But Sobot said the impression the reliable Yorkshire Evening Post had been getting was that Leeds were “not interested” in signing Flint, who would cost up to £5million.
Bristol City centre-back Aden Flint would likely cost 4-5 million but impression we are still getting is that #lufc are not interested.
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) July 25, 2017
Leeds have signed 10 new players 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, but Liam Cooper remains the only other centre-back who is able to feature in the first two domestic fixtures of the season due to the unavailability of first choice Pontus Jansson.
Flint, who joined City from Swindon in 2013, was integral to the club maintaining their second-tier status 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
Flint might have some rough edges but he is a bona fide centre-back who would be an ideal partner for fellow colossus Jansson. His resolute displays for Bristol City last season were key to their survival bid and he has the calibre to be a mainstay of a team competing at the other end of the table. Leeds need a top centre-back to play alongside Jansson and Flint has the pedigree and experience to do a similar job to that of Kyle Bartley last season. Pennington and Cooper would then provide reliable and quality cover for the two senior men.