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Leeds reportedly keen on acquiring 4th choice centre-back in league-winning defender

As per Finnish news outlet Helsingin Sanoma, Leeds United are still interested in signing HJK Helsinki teenage defender Aapo Halme, after initially getting blocked from getting him in the summer transfer window.

The newly-crowned Finnish champions were left with no choice than to beckon upon the 19-year-old in the wake of a massive defensive injury crisis.

Halme went on to make 13 Veikkausliiga appearances for HJK, but hasn’t been in the squad for the last 4 fixtures, which could mean that he isn’t in the immediate first-team plans when the regular senior players are fully fit.

After failing with a move back in May, Leeds will return with another offer for the Finland youth international who’s also on the radars of Ajax and Hoffenheim.

Manager Thomas Christiansen has had to name Conor Shaughnessey, primarily a midfielder, as a defensive option due to injuries and suspensions this term, but could land a quality backup in Halme.

At 6ft 8in and with a handful playing experience under his belt, the Whites could be making a shrewd long-term investment in sealing the signature of the highly-rated and promising youngster.