From nowhere on Thursday, Leeds United were linked with Montpellier’s William Remy. L’Equipe reported Leeds are the club pressing most to sign the central defender, and that QPR are also keen.

Contact is said to have been initiated by both clubs today, but no offers yet submitted to Montpellier.

Leeds United aren’t the first English club to consider signing Remy this summer. Fulham were seriously linked towards the end of July, and that came not too long after Huddersfield Town were also said to be eager. 

The player’s versatility was seen as an attraction for both Fulham and Huddersfield, and it was the same when Crystal Palace were linked during the January transfer window.

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For a while it’s been thought that Remy is available from Montpellier, and that’s probably what has given Leeds and QPR encouragement.

A couple of days ago L’Equipe reported Montpellier still hoped to find the 26 year old a new club before the end of the window.

Therefore, interest from the Championship can only be welcome and it must be assumed that if Leeds United continue to be most pressing and raise that to an offer level, a deal is very possible.