Leeds track Finnish prospect compared to Sami Hyypia

Date published: Thursday 28th September 2017 2:20

Leeds United are said to be interested in 19-year-old defender Aapo Halme, according to reports.

Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat have claimed that the HJK Helsinki player is being monitored by the Championship club – who have previously sent scouts over to watch him play.

The centre-back stands at 6ft 4ins tall and has featured 13 times for the newly-crowned champions.

Halme has drawn favourable comparisons with former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia, who featured in 318 games for the Reds, and is one of his country’s most famous players.

With the football season in Finland coming to a close at the end of October and not starting again until April, Leeds might try and pursue Halme when the transfer window opens in January.

Thomas Christiansen has enjoyed a strong start to life as Leeds manager suffering just two defeats in 10 Championship games this season.

United are currently sat in third place in the Championship and travel to Hillsborough this weekend to face Sheffield Wednesday in a Yorkshire derby.

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