By Mark Smith

10th Oct, 2020 | 8:00am

Defender could sign pre-contract agreement with Leeds in January - report

Leeds United were linked with a number of different players across the transfer window, there are no surprises there.

Despite bringing in two defenders – Robin Koch and Diego Llorente, the Whites were still linked with other enforcers throughout.

Norwegian journalist Jonas Giaever reported that Leeds could have made a move for Hamburg defender Stephan Ambrosius.

Giaever claimed that the Whites had even made contact with the 21-year-old, who is currently in the second-tier of German football.

That move never did materialise, although there has been fresh hope cast over the deal, which could make it much easier to complete.

Leeds Live have reported that with Ambrosius’ deal running out at the end of the season, the Whites could negotiate a pre-contract agreement with the youngster in January.

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That would see the German complete the season with Hamburg, but then seal his move to Leeds once the season has ended for free.

It was no surprise that Leeds never made a move for Ambrosius during this window, with the Whites, for once, having a number of options in defence.

The 21-year-old could also play right-back, but it would be assumed that Luke Ayling has enough cover with Cody Drameh – another summer arrival.

Ambrosius has helped his side to two wins so far this season, completing over 88% of his passes in both and claiming 13 interceptions according to WyScout.

There are no doubts behind his talent, but at this moment in time, it is hard to see where he would fit in at Elland Road – making this one unlikely.

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