Queens Park Rangers have called time on Steven Caulker's spell at the club, announcing his release yesterday.
He is now a free agent with the transfer window set to open, and has a headstart on negotiating with clubs thanks to his release.
I’d take Caulker at Leeds. Good addition and very experienced https://t.co/dMiE0EWhv3— Cookie (@7_Cookie) December 28, 2017
Caulker is one time England international, starting and scoring in a friendly with Sweden five years ago.
At Tottenham Hotspur he was regarded as a successor to Ledley King before being sold surprisingly to Cardiff City in 2013, and his career has never recovered.
Last season he was a surprise loan signing for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, but the Reds did not try to sign him permanently.
Leeds United were blocked in their efforts to sign Kyle Bartley in the summer, and centre-back Caulker could be a useful alternative on a free transfer.
Caulker has struggled with off field issues and the support of Leeds' committed fanbase could help him fall back in love with the game again and return to his best.
The defender is clearly talented and while he has lost his way, on a free transfer he should have plenty of suitors.
Leeds bringing him in on a free to provide competition within their squad as they bid to win promotion could prove a smart move.