By Sam Stone

26th Jun, 2022 | 9:10pm

Leeds United interest in Gerzino Nyamsi a worry for centre-half contingent

Leeds United have been credited with an interest in Strasbourg defender Gerzino Nyamsi – and that could be a concern for their current centre-half incumbents.

According to GOAL [24 June], Leeds are the most interested Premier League club in Salzbourg defender with Newcastle United also keeping tabs on the 25-year-old.

If reports are to be believed then this could have implications for their current selection of defenders.

The Whites currently have five centre-halves on their books, so it makes sense for Jesse Marsch to let one of them depart if the American does choose to bring in a new defender.

Diego Llorente featured 27 times last season scoring twice and being and for the most part was an integral part of Leeds’ defence.

However, at 28 he is most likely only going to decline from now on.

Being in the prime of his career, the defender will be very reluctant to play a bit-part role for the Whites next season.

Robin Koch featured 20 times for Leeds last season and looks an unlikely candidate to depart the club with the German still only 25.

The same can be said for Pascal Struijk who despite only being 22, enjoyed an excellent 2021/22 campaign.

However, Liam Cooper and Charlie Cresswell’s futures could well be in doubt if Marsch decides to add defensive reinforcements.

19-year-old Cresswell looks set to depart on loan to get some much-needed first-team football.

Cooper’s future is a little bit more interesting, with the Leeds mainstay now 30 and likely to be the one player who could be moved on.

With his contract entering its final two years, his future is certainly one to keep an eye on.

In other Leeds United news, Stan Collymore has told Liverpool to sign this Elland Road ace.