Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Tommy Elphick rumours

Tommy Elphick of Aston Villa before the game

Leeds United are said to be interested in the Aston Villa man.

The Birmingham Mail have reported that Leeds United are interested in signing Aston Villa centre-back Tommy Elphick.

Leeds are said to be in the market for a central defender given that Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper represent their only options for that role at the moment.

Giuseppe Bellusci is expected to leave the Whites, while it seems unlikely, at this stage, that a deal to permanently sign Kyle Bartley will be struck after his loan last season.

Aston Villa's Tommy Elphick celebrates after Rudy Gestede scored their second goal

The Villans' only signed Elphick (for £3 million, according to The Birmingham Mail) last summer but John Terry's arrival has increased the competition for centre-back places.

The 29-year-old made 20 Championship appearances for the West-Midlands outfit last season, often playing second fiddle to James Chester and Nathan Baker, but Leeds fans on Twitter would love to see the former Bournemouth man at Elland Road next term.

Elphick did not have a fantastic first season at Aston Villa and they can hardly expect to make a profit on him, so Leeds would fancy their chances of getting him for less than £3 million.

Tommy Elphick of Aston Villa before the game

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