By Mark Smith

30th Aug, 2020 | 6:55am

Phil Hay names second defender Leeds could sign after confirmation of Robin Koch

Leeds United have gone transfer crazy on Saturday.

Not only have the Whites smashed their transfer record to bring in Rodrigo, but they also confirmed the signing of defender Robin Koch.

The 24-year-old was singled out early as a player who could fill the void left by Ben White when it became clear Brighton would not sell the young defender.

Leeds aren’t going to stop their either. Phil Hay of the Athletic has shared that the Whites would also love to bring in another winger and another defender could yet be on the horizon.

Who could that be? Hay shared that one name that keeps being mentioned is one from our fiercest-rivals, Manchester United.

“Would expect Leeds to keep their powder dry for a little while now,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

“And I wonder if Bielsa will soften on an extra centre-back. Manchester United’s Axel Tuanzebe a name that’s been mentioned.”

We would expect this to be a loan deal at Elland Road.

It is all but certain that Koch will partner Liam Cooper in the Premier League, but Leeds are still light on options in defence.

Gaetano Berardi is yet to sign another contract in West Yorkshire and is out for nine months anyway after surgery on his knee problem picked up at Derby.

Tuanzebe only made five league appearances at Old Trafford last season and has spent two seasons out on loan at Aston Villa recently.

The 22-year-old would be a great addition for Marcelo Bielsa, who thankfully is warming up to the idea of another defender at Elland Road – we need it.

In other Leeds United news, this report shares if Koch will need to quarantine after arrival in the United Kingdom

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