By Harvey Byrne
Leeds are currently “cooling their interest” in Bristol City centre-back Aden Flint due to his valuation, according to a reliable journalist.
Former Radio Yorkshire presenter Joe Rawson has claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that price is currently meaning the Yorkshire giants are steering away from the 28-year-old, but that they could make another move for him later in the window as he is available at a cost.
Rawson’s Tweet follows a claim from the 4th Official Twitter account claiming that Leeds had launched a bid for Flint.
The Yorkshire giants have already added centre-back Matthew Pennington on loan from Everton this summer.
However, they could be looking for further reinforcements to bolster their back line with last season’s loan star Kyle Bartley still remaining at parent club Swansea.
Flint is a standout player for Bristol City and played in 53 matches in all competitions last season, even contributing with five goals.
He also has four years remaining on his contract in the south west, meaning the Robins hold the power in negotiations.
Football Insider verdict:
Flint is a top quality centre-back at Championship level, but with transfer fees ever-increasing Leeds may have to turn their attentions to players from elsewhere. The Yorkshire giants have shown this summer that they have a knowledge of players from across Europe which has seen them add the likes of Samu Saiz, Mateudz Klick and Caleb Ekuban. Additionally, last season’s star Pontus Jansson joined from Serie A side Torino and if the Leeds scouting staff can find someone half as good as the Sweden international then they are on to a winner.
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