Aden Flint of Bristol City looks to avoid a sliding challenge

COMMENT By Derek Smithson

Leeds are in desperate need of a new centre-back in the summer and should consider making a move for Bristol City ace Aden Flint.

The Mail report that Championship outfit Bristol City are prepared to cash in on the 27-year-old in the summer and value the defender at £4million

It is understood that Aston Villa, Fulham and Middlesbrough are monitoring his situation as Bristol City prepare to listen to bids.

Leeds should join the race to sign Flint and move ahead of their Championship rivals with an initial offer.

The Whites need someone to partnership Pontus Jansson in the backline next season as Kyle Bartley has returned to Swansea following a successful loan.

Thomas Chrisitansen’s side are going to need a strong defence if they are to fulfil their aims to challenge for promotion and are currently short of options in the centre-back area.

The Yorkshire club have not splashed out as much as £4million for one player in recent years, but owner Andrea Radrizzani needs to show ambition to get them back in the Premier League and this would be a major statement of intent.

Flint would be worth every penny if moved to Elland Road and was one of the most consistent performers in the Championship last season.

The 6ft 5in defender played every minute of Bristol City’s campaign last year as the Robins finished 17th in the league table.

He is someone that has shown his qualities in the Championship and would be able to make an immediate impact for Leeds, while recruits from foreign leagues always has an element of risk.

In other Leeds transfer news, they are battling to sign a £2million-rated International defender.

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