3 free agent defenders from Premier League that Leeds should consider

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates at the end of the game

Chelsea, Hull City and Southampton defenders among free agent defenders from the Premier League Leeds should maybe take a closer look at.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates at the end of the gamePontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates at the end of the game

If there is one area that Leeds United and new head coach Thomas Christiansen really need to address in the transfer market this summer it is central defence.

The confirmation that Pontus Jansson has joined permanently from Torino after a successful season on loan in 2016/17 is a major boost, but the Gazette report that Kyle Bartley will not do the same and instead reunite with Garry Monk at Middlesbrough.

It means Leeds will have to look elsewhere to find a partner for Jansson at the back, but here are three options who have been released by Premier League clubs that they should perhaps consider.

Alex Bruce

Bruce is a player already familiar to the club having been at Elland Road for two years between 2010 and 2012 and is out of contract after being released by Hull City.

Now 32-years-old while he hardly represents a signing for the future, he would arrive with bags of experience at Championship level having played almost 200 games in the second tier.

Martin Caceres celebratesMartin Caceres celebrates

Martin Caceres

The former Barcelona and Juventus man never really got going at Southampton after signing on a free transfer in February and making just one appearance for the club.

Caceres is hugely experienced at the very top, though, winning titles in Spain and Italy as well as the Champions League and would represent a huge coup if he was tempted into the Championship.

Chelsea's John TerryChelsea's John Terry

John Terry

There is a huge amount of speculation over what Terry's next move will be after leaving Chelsea following 22 years with the club.

Many second tier sides have been linked with the veteran defender, who although now 36-years-old, is a proven winner and could be worth his high wages for his leadership skills alone.

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