Should Leeds United bring former Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson to the club for free?

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The Benin international has not yet agreed a contract extension with Coventry City.

Leeds United appear to be on the verge of signing Sol Bamba. The Ivorian, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Elland Road from Palermo, is reportedly set to sign a two-year deal with the club.

That will leave Leeds with Giuseppe Bellusci, Liam Cooper and full-back cover Scott Wootton in the centre-back department. In a season that often goes over 50 games, another option would not be amiss.

One man they should genuinely consider signing would be Reda Johnson of Coventry City.

The Benin international spent three years with Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday prior to joining the Sky Blues last summer on a free transfer. He has an option to stay with the club for a further year, but for now he remains out of contract on June 30th.

Johnson has battled with injury throughout last season. But when he did play he was a rock for the League One side. He featured 22 times last season and was also a goal threat, scoring six times. He was out of action from January to mid-April, but seemed to be back to full fitness by the end of the campaign.

Johnson is not a signing that would up roots. But he is a solid and dependable defender when fit and has previous in Yorkshire. On a free transfer he would be a shrewd acquisition for Leeds United.

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