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Whites Interested in Oxford Defender

Defensive Depth!Yes!

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Leeds United continue the search to find another CB, as they are linked with Oxford United centre-back Curtis Nelson.

Curtis Nelson spent seven seasons as a part of Stoke City's academy, before being released and signed by minnows Plymouth Argyle. After a year in the Pilgrims' academy, Nelson earned a spot on the senior team after impressing manager Peter Reid during the preseason. He would make his debut in a cup game against Notts County, and it'd be the first of 213 times he would go on to appear in a Pilgrim jersey. Curtis then joined Oxford United on a free in 2016. In what may be a hurdle in this transfer, Nelson was just appointed as captain after former captain John Lundstram joined Sheffield United.

Northampton Town v Oxford United - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

He's listed primarily as a centre-back, but Curtis Nelson can slot in at right back and central defense. Since we're stocked at both of those positions, he won't be needed there. But hey, versatility is always a plus. The 25-year-old would be joining a rotation of Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper, Conor Shaughnessy, and the injured Matthew Pennington. If he wants the same game time he would have as being a captain for Oxford, he's just gonna have to earn that first. That being said, move to Leeds is something I would still welcome. We have three active centre-backs, and one of them (Shaughnessy) is actually a CDM. Even with Pennington coming back, we're going to need bodies. If the suits know what they're doing, I support the move. MOT

Plymouth Argyle v Northampton Town - Sky Bet League Two
Nelson during his Plymouth days
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