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Leeds United reportedly closing in on the signing of young defender

The media in the UK today broadcasted the news that was published by the Finnish newspapers MTV Sport regarding the imminent arrival of Finish U-21 international Aapo Halme from HJK Helsinki to the ranks of Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old defender played for FC Honka and Klubi-04 in a domestic championship, before moving to HJK in 2015.

The young centre-back main characteristics are physical strength and good tackling ability; he is good in aerial duels and dangerous in opponent’ six-yard box after the set-pieces. If he adapts to English football, he could be a great boost for Leeds.

The transfer should be officially announced in the next few days when prospective defender passes medical examinations.

Leeds’ manager Thomas Christiansen labeled Halme as a top priority for the defensive department for a January transfer window, and as at it seems, his wish is about to be fulfilled.