Club president's comments give Leeds hope in pursuit of William Remy

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...

The Montpellier ace would be a superb signing for Leeds United.

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...

The Whites were pushing hard to sign Montpellier ace William Remy in the summer, according to L'Equipe, and they might just have received a boost in their hopes of signing him this January, with the French club's president making comments that suggest anything could happen, with regards to the 26-year-old's future.

The French centre-back's contract with the Ligue 1 outfit expires in the summer, so he could be picked up for a bargain in January, and considering the fact that he has not made a single league appearance for his club this season, Leeds surely stand a good chance of tempting Montpellier into selling.

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Angers' French forward Billy Ketkeophomphone (L) vies with Montpellier's french midfielder Remy William (R) during the French L1 football match between Montpellier and Angers on august 13,... William Remy


Laurent Nicollin, the Montpellier president, spoke exclusively to French media outlet Mid Libre, and explained how anything can happen in football, refusing to rule out the sale of Remy in January, claiming that the 'truth' of one day is not necessarily the same the next.

Thomas Christiansen will certainly be looking to bolster his defensive ranks in January, but it is unclear whether he will receive the kind of financial backing required to do just that, so with the French defender's contract close to expiration, he could be just the man for the job.

Guingamp's French forward Jimmy Briand (C) vies with Montpellier's French defender William Remy (L) and Montpellier's Brazilian defender Vitorino Hilton during the French L1 match Guingamp...William Remy

The 26-year-old's primary position is centre-back, but he can also operate in either full-back role, or the deep-lying midfield position.

That kind of versatility could prove to be vital for Leeds, with such a long and physically punishing campaign ahead of them, and they should not hesitate to make a concrete move for Remy in the wake of Nicollin's comments.

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