Should Leeds fans ignore any transfer stories that don't relate to defenders after summer spending spree?

Revie Stand, Elland Road. Leeds United v Accrington Stanley, League Cup 2014

Leeds United continue to be linked with more strikers and wingers but do they really need them?

Leeds United fans must be struggling to believe what they have seen this summer, with new sole owner Andrea Radrizzani making good on his promise to buy back Elland Road and giving new manager Thomas Christiansen the funds to go on a sizable and impressive spending spree.

As a result, Leeds approach the new season with a squad capable of mounting a serious title challenge, with just one position still needing strengthening before the Whites hierarchy can sit back after a job well done.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates after the gamePontus Jansson needs a new defensive partner next season

That position is centre-back, with former loanee Kyle Bartley still needing to be replaced despite the recent loan addition of Matthew Pennington.

The Everton youngster will not have arrived at Elland Road unless he was guaranteed plenty of playing time; however Leeds still need a more experienced player to form a long-term partnership with Pontus Jansson, just as Bartley did so effectively last time out.

So why are we still reading stories about wingers and strikers, when Leeds already have plenty of both?

Should Leeds fans now be ignoring any transfer story that does not relate to a defender?  After all, a recent claim from Super Deportes claims Leeds want to bring Alvaro Negredo to the club this summer, despite already having Chris Wood, Caleb Ekuban, Samu Saiz, Ezgjan Alioski and Marcus Antonsson to score the goals.

As good as Negredo can be on his day, where is he going to fit into the Leeds starting XI?

Similarly the Daily Mail claims Leeds are looking to sign winger Ryan Kent on loan from Liverpool this summer while Football.London claims the Whites are keen to bring West Ham United's Robert Snodgrass back to Yorkshire.

As exciting as the latest names are, Leeds no longer need them, with plenty of wide players and attacking options now at Christiansen's disposal.

What the Whites need is a defender, and this close to the new season fans may be wise to dismiss anything else.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

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