113 international caps combined - 3 free agents for Leeds to consider including Youssouf Mulumbu

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 will need to strengthen if they are to challenge for promotion this season.

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.Thomas Christiansen 

Whites boss Thomas Christiansen has his work cut-out at Elland Road, with his side currently in the midst of a woeful run of form that has seen them lose four of their last five Championship outings.

Leeds made a superb start to their 2017/18 campaign, and were sitting comfortably at the top of the table just last month, before they embarked on their miserable run.

And Christiansen will surely be looking to bolster his options during the January transfer window. 

The problem for the Whites boss is that it is debatable whether he will be backed with adequate funds from the west Yorkshire outfit's owners, so he might just have to be thrifty in the transfer market.

Here are three potential free transfers he should consider signing...

Bacary Sagna:

Manchester City player Bacary Sagna in action during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on February 13, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.Bacary Sagna 

The 34-year-old Frenchman has been without a club since his release from Manchester City in the summer, but he still has a lot to offer at the highest level.

Sagna has maintained impressive fitness levels during his hiatus, and his wealth of experience could prove to be vital for Leeds, during what will be a long and arduous campaign ahead.

Youssouf Mulumbu:

Youssouf Mulumbu of Norwich is tackled by Sam Morsy of Wigan during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Norwich City at DW Stadium on February 7, 2017 in Wigan,...Youssouf Mulumbu 

The 30-year-old defensive midfielder would provide the Whites with a certain level of physicality that they are currently bereft of in the engine room.

The Congolese ace has been without a club since being released by Norwich City in the summer, but would be a useful option for Christiansen to consider.

Kris Commons:

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 15 Kris Commons of Celtic scores a spectacular volleyed goal from distance in the second half during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC...Kris Commons in action

The talented attacking midfielder has been without a club since his release from Celtic in the summer, but the 34-year-old could make a real difference to Leeds' play in the final third.

The Scot possesses impeccable technique, and despite his advancing years, he still has a lot to offer at the highest level, and could prove to be a real asset for the Whites.

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