The Leeds United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for better things next season. Indeed, the punters propping up our bar believe Paul Heckingbottom can deliver a better campaign next time around, though first needs a summer window in order to apply some finishing touches to his squad.
With that in mind, our resident Whites are already discussing potential targets to bring in. One of the main issues discussed by our Yorkshireman has been the goalkeeping conundrum at Elland Road. Indeed, while Bailey Peacock-Farrell has impressed at times, Leeds certainly do need a new shot-stopper if they are going to make a fist of things next terms.
Peacock-Farrell is just 21 and could benefit with the presence of another top stopper to act as cover and competition in equal measure while neither Felix Wiedwald or Andy Lonergan have overly convinced between the sticks, so it certainly is needed at Elland Road.
To that end, perhaps they should consider a move for Newcastle United outcast, Matz Sels. The Belgian may have endured a fairly difficult time of things following his move from Gent in the summer of 2016, though remains a strong ‘keeper, one who has enjoyed his time on loan at Anderlecht.
The 26-year-old lost all confidence early into his Magpies tenure, though regularly starts for one of the biggest teams in Belgium, as well as being in with a shout of making their talent-packed World Cup squad. Obviously, Sels is far from perfect, though he’d be an improvement on what Leeds currently boast and perhaps his year back in Belgium has gone some way into restoring his confidence.
Valued at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, he clearly has no future on Tyneside. Back in the Premier League, there are better options available to Rafa Benitez at St. James’ Park, so Leeds should seriously consider making a swoop.
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