While Leeds United’s summer transfer business was generally seen as positive by the Elland Road faithful, one area that raised some question marks was at centre-half.

The Whites were widely expected to sign a new central defender to add strength in depth, but have not bolstered that area of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad.

This has left Leeds slightly short, with Gaetano Berardi playing centrally to offer competition to places for Liam Cooper and Pontus Jansson.

However, Bielsa’s men could yet add a free agent to their ranks to add depth.

The Birmingham Mail suggest Aston Villa are considering making a move for free agent James Collins – someone that could be of use to Leeds.

While the former West Ham United man is past his best at 35 years old, his never-say-die attitude and leadership abilities would be positive traits around Elland Road.

He would also be a fitting squad player for Leeds and a committed professional to help junior members of the squad develop.

Available on a free transfer, landing Collins could be a positive move that helps the Yorkshire club make it make to the Premier League this season.


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