Leeds United have excellent chance of finally landing Montpellier's William Remy

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds United tried to bring Ligue 1 centre-back William Remy to Elland Road in August but they should not give up hope yet.

Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin (R) vies with Montpellier's French defender William Remy (C) during the French L1 football match between Marseille (OM) and...

If Leeds United are still hoping to bring William Remy to Elland Road in the near future, they can take some heart from knowing that, not only is he out of contract at the end of the season, but he is also barely featuring at Montpellier.

According to L’Equipe both Leeds and QPR were hoping to bring Remy to the Championship in the latter stages of the summer transfer window but the 26-year-old remained in Ligue 1 for now.

Olympique de Marseille's French forward Bafetimbi Gomis (L) scores a goal as he vies with  Montpellier's French defender William Remy (R) during the French L1 football match between...

What the future holds is anyone’s guess but the fact that the former France Under-19 international has not made a single appearance in the French top flight this season, and only started eight games in 2016/17 too, makes it unlikely that he will still be a Montpellier player this time next year.

Remy, who finished as a runner-up in the 2008 European Under-17 Championships, will be a free agent when his contract expires in July. Considering he is clearly not in their plans, Montpellier may be tempted to cash in during the January window.

Either way, Leeds have an excellent chance to land Remy either for nothing or on a cut-price deal. Considering that Thomas Christiansen’s side are a little light at centre-half, especially with Matthew Pennington suffering with injuries in the early days of his loan from Everton, Remy would be well received at Elland Road.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on before the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The defender, who arrived at Montpellier from Dijon in 2015, is renowned for his strength in the air and his quality in possession.

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