James Chester would be the perfect January signing for Leeds United

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With Leeds United reportedly looking for more defensive options, they should move for the West Bromwich Albion player.

A recent report from the Yorkshire Evening Post suggested that Leeds United manager Steve Evans was focused on signing a new centre-back when the January transfer window opens, and while bringing in players midway through a campaign is a hit-and-miss affair there are some interesting options out there.

Evans may be focusing his attention on the Football League but there are some players at Premier League clubs who could be seeking regular first-team football come 2016 and here we take a look at one player in particular who would be quite a coup if he were to arrive at Elland Road in January.

With Euro 2016 fast approaching there will be plenty of players desperate for game-time in a bid to get the call this summer, and West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester is one of them.

The 26-year-old Wales international only arrived at The Hawthorns last summer but he has struggled for game-time so far, playing just five matches in all competitions and only three in the Premier League.

That has little to do with his undeniable talent and plenty to do with the impressive defensive options West Brom manager Tony Pulis has at his disposal, but that will not make him feel any better as he bides his time on the bench.

Having come through the ranks at Manchester United, Chester then moved to Hull City where he excelled, featuring 171 times in total and developing quite the reputation.

While West Brom may not want to sell the player after just six months, Leeds could bring him in on loan and he would add real quality to their back-line as they bid to reach the play-off places in the second half of the Championship campaign.

After all, Liam Bridcutt wasted little time showing what he could after arriving on loan from Sunderland so could Leeds make it a double success in that particular market?

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