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Jesus Vallejo arriving at Wolves could force Ryan Bennett out, he’d be perfect for Leeds United

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Jesus Vallejo arriving at Wolves could force Ryan Bennett out, he’d be perfect for Leeds United

The defender did sign a new deal in December but will probably make way for the club’s new recruit.

Leeds United will hope to add a couple more players to their ranks prior to the transfer window slamming shut.

Helder Costa has arrived on loan from Wolves, whilst Ben White has joined on a similar deal from Brighton so far.

The Whites perhaps need a couple more though and the centre of defence looks particularly sparse at Elland Road.

White will naturally slot in alongside Liam Cooper, but following Pontus Jansson’s departure to Brentford, that doesn’t leave much else.

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The on-loan Brighton man is also somewhat raw so asking him to play 46 second-tier games might prove risky.

Wolves are about to land Real Madrid youngster Jesus Vallejo on loan, according to The Independent and that could open up the door for a Leeds swoop.

Ryan Bennett is likely to be the fall guy from Vallejo’s arrival and a cheeky attempt to prise him away from Molineux would be perfect for Leeds.

 

The 29-year-old formed a formidable threesome with Wily Boly and Conor Coady last season. Vallejo’s arrival is likely to hamper his amount of minutes, however.

Bennett played 34 of Wolves’ 38 league games last season and will surely want to stay at Molineux. He will also want to play football, however, and he is cast aside to squeeze Vallejo in, he surely won’t be happy.

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Leander Dendoncker can operate at centre-back so even if Bennett did leave the club would still have cover for Nuno Espirito Santo’s first choice trio.

The ex-Norwich player was in such good form last season that he signed a new deal with Wolves in December (Official Website). That won’t make life easy for Leeds, but it could still be an avenue worth pursuing.

He is exactly what Leeds need at the back. Like Jansson, he is big, strong and can play the ball out from the back.

Unlike the departed Swede, Bennett knows what it takes to get out of the Championship and he would be a class signing for Leeds.

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