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Gamechanger: Signing this Premier League stopper would kickstart Bielsa’s Leeds revolution

The Marcelo Bielsa revolution is well underway at Leeds and fans in the Tavern should be excited by some of the rumours coming in. 

There are going to be a few new faces at Leeds next year. Marco Bielsa is looking to work quickly to rejuvenate his squad and one of the positions that he needs to strengthen is a goalkeeper. Part of an Aston Villa side that reached the play-off final, Sam Johnstone was one of the better goalkeepers in the Championship last season and he should be a top target for Leeds if their move for Angus Gunn fails to materialise.

Bielsa has quickly identified that Leeds need a new number one and has been linked with Manchester City Angus Gunn. The Yorkshire club, however, will face stiff competition from Southampton who are looking to find a new goalie to replace Fraser Forster.

If Leeds fail to finalise a move for Gunn, Johnstone should be the next on the list. Manchester United are apparently looking to bring in another goalkeeper to the club and have identified Lee Grant as the man to take the spot. With that in mind, a move to Leeds for Johnstone may be a wise one.

At only 25-years-old, Johnstone has not even reached his prime and could be an excellent addition to the Leeds squad. Money may be an issue in a permanent move but if Leeds can tempt the ‘keeper to Yorkshire, it’d be a great start to the transfer window for Bielsa, even if it’s only a loan move for the season.

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