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Montpellier’s William Remy “linked” with Leeds United

L’Equipe reports that Remy could be on the move to England

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Leeds appear to be finished in the summer transfer window. Or are they?

Reports out of France indicate that Leeds United might be interested in signing 26-year old Montpellier central defender William Rémy. L’Equipe is reporting that Rémy might be headed to England, and that both Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers are rumored to be interested.

Rémy has been at Montpellier since the summer of 2015 after starting out at RC Lens before moving on to Dijon. He moved from Dijon to Montpellier on a free transfer. He made 15 appearances for Montpellier last season in Ligue 1, after making 28 appearances the year before. He did score four goals in 31 appearances for Dijon in Ligue 2.

This follows a pattern of Victor Orta, looking overseas for players that might not be household names, but could be brought in on a much better wage and transfer fee structure than the crazy prices in the domestic market right now. At 26 years old, Rémy is likely not going to be a long-term answer, but a depth piece to provide Leeds with depth.

If these reports are true, and to be honest, they probably aren’t, Leeds United must be more concerned about the injury to Matthew Pennington then what they have let on to this point in time. Pennington, the loanee from Everton, was due to start training next week, but if he can’t go, it leaves Leeds short at the centre-back position, with only Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper true central defenders on the roster.