3 free agent centre-backs Leeds United should consider

Gabriel Paletta of AC Milan reacts during the 2017 International Champions Cup football match between AC milan and Borussia Dortmund at University Town Sports Centre Stadium on July 18,...

Leeds United need strengthening in central defence.

Liam Cooper of Scotland  during the  EURO Qualifier match between Scotland  v Russia  at the Hampden Park on September 6, 2019 in Glasgow United Kingdom

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper is currently out of action with an injury, exposing the Whites' need for cover.

Gaetano Berardi was sent off while deputising for him this weekend, harshly so, but the Swiss defender has not proven to be the most reliable.

 

With manager Marcelo Bielsa not yet ready to trust young talent Pascal Struijk, should he consider a free agent on a short term deal?

Here is a look at three out of contract players who he could consider signing...

Gabriel Paletta of AC Milan reacts during the 2017 International Champions Cup football match between AC milan and Borussia Dortmund at University Town Sports Centre Stadium on July 18,...

Gabriel Paletta

Former AC Milan centre-back Gabriel Paletta is out of contract following a stint in China.

Hailing from Argentina, there would be no communication issues with manager Marcelo Bielsa. He could be an asset to the backline.

The former Liverpool youngster switched his nationality to represent Italy earlier in his career and there would be no issue with regard a work permit.

Younes Kaboul (C) of Watford celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on January 31, 2017 in...

Younes Kaboul

A year ago Younes Kaboul was still a Premier League player, before his contract with Watford was terminated in December.

The 33-year-old has been without a club since, but Leeds should at least enquire over reviving the former France international's career.

Kaboul is a leader, who could help Leeds on a short term basis, so long as they don't expect too much.

18th August 2018, Madejski Stadium, Reading, England; EFL Championship football, Reading versus Bolton Wanderers; Paul McShane of Reading plays the ball back to his keeper

Paul McShane

Former Reading centre-back McShane is looking for a new club after being released in June.

The Ireland international is vastly experienced, with more than 370 appearances to his name, the majority of them in the Championship.

At 33, he is a hard worker who could raise competition at Leeds and inspire others to step up their games and improve.

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