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Leeds boost as club’s president hints top defensive target could leave next month

Leeds could really do with some reinforcements next month when the transfer window reopens, and the defence remains a department manager Thomas Christiansen will surely target.

The Whites have managed to keep a clean sheet just once in the last 8 games, and will need another quality centre-back in order to provide enough cover and depth for the second half of the campaign.

Having failed in their attempt to land Montpellier’s William Rémy in summer, Leeds have been handed a boost ahead of the January transfer.

The 26-year-old French defender has only played a cup game all season, and with 6 months left on his deal, an exit next month appears inevitable.

Montpellier will be looking to cash in so as not to lose him for free by summer, and the Ligue 1 club’s president Laurent Nicollin has told Midi Libre that although they aren’t planning on selling anyone, but that could change as “the truth of one day isn’t necessarily the same as the next day’s in football”.

Despite completely falling out of favour, Remy remains a quality defender given his ability to play out from the back and his aerial prowess – qualities Christiansen would cherish.

Should Leeds convince Montpellier into selling, they could be landing themselves a great talent.