Leeds United could be set to bolster their defensive options in the January transfer market.
According to HITC, the club are set to make an offer for Finish youngster Aapo Halme.
The talented centre back could be set to join the club for a nominal fee having starred in Finish football for the past two seasons.
Currently at Veikkausliga side HJK Helinski, Halme has made 27 appearances for the club in the past two seasons and is believed to have a big future, one that could include a move to Leeds.
The Whites are said to have been interested in the defender for some time, having originally scouted him back in May before a move never materialised.
The 19-year old could be set to join the likes of Liam Cooper, Pontus Jansson, loaned Matthew Pennington and rising star Conor Shaughnessy, giving Leeds another option should there be any injuries or suspensions to deal with.
It's highly likely that Halme is a player that Leeds would look to grow in the development squad before giving him a chance in the first team. However, with the young defender already playing an abundance of first team football it may not be long until we see him in a Leeds shirt should a deal go through.
Standing at an incredible 6'8, Halme could be a brilliant option for the club and would continue the focus on youth signings that we've seen this summer.
What's your say? Do you think another centre back would be overkill or could another defensive option only strengthen the side?
By Ryan Ingham