3 reasons Leeds United should sign Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill looks on during an England training session at Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Leeds United should make a move for free agent Gary Cahill.

Gary Cahill looks on during an England training session at Spartak Zelenogorsk Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Leeds United are looking for a replacement for Pontus Jansson and free agent Gary Cahill should become an option.

Just because Cahill is free, should mean he  would be a budget solution. His wages should be costly.

Even at the age of 33, Cahill has plenty to offer a Championship side.

 

Here's three reasons Leeds should consider a move...

Experience

Cahill may be turning 34 in December, but his age can be an asset for Leeds.

The former Chelsea defender has played at the highest level, winning Premier League and Champions League medals, and also starring for England.

He could even be an upgrade on Pontus Jansson, and would help offer captain Liam Cooper guidance, with the Scot having a tendency to be error prone.

Gary Cahill of Chelsea in action during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Olympique Lyonnais at Stamford Bridge on August 7, 2018 in London, England.

He's fresh

Cahill is coming off a season where he has played the least fewest games in his career for the last decade.

He made only two Premier League appearances after being overlooked by Maurizio Sarri and played four Europa League games.

This means that Cahill is rested physically, and will also be motivated to kick on with a fresh challenge and prove a point.

Leeds can offer him a real challenge, to lead their promotion charge.

Gary Cahill of Chelsea celebrates with his team mates after winning The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.

Physically dominant

Jansson's strength in the air needs replacing and loanee Ben White is an unknown quantity.

Cahill made his name in Sam Allardyce's physically imposing Bolton team and is a threat from set pieces.

This is just what Leeds need, and Cahill is perfectly suited for the challenge of Championship football.

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