The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been taking a good look at their goalkeeping situation after reading a report in The Yorkshire Evening Post that claims the Whites are hotting up their pursuit of David Stockdale. This comes amid fears that they won’t be able to strike up a loan deal for young Manchester City shot-stopper, Angus Gunn.
Leeds United step up interest in goalkeeper David Stockdale as they wait to see if Manchester City will sanction a loan for Angus Gunn:https://t.co/vcxfJWDNsI
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 5, 2018
The goalkeeping position at Elland Road has been an uncertain one in the season just gone. Felix Wiedwald held the spot between the sticks for the majority of the season, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell coming in and impressing towards the end of the season. Now, with Stockdale linked with a move to the club that he supports, it could be a good opportunity to clear out the deadwood in Andy Lonergan and Wiedwald and get Stockdale in to mentor the young Peacock-Farrell.
The best short-term option for the club would probably be to bring in the young Angus Gunn on loan from Manchester City. Whether the club signs the youngster or not could all be hinged on whether the Yorkshire club ensures that Marcelo Bielsa is their next gaffer. It’s reported that Pep Guardiola rates Bielsa as one of the best in the world and he will want to make sure his young prospects are leaving to managers that he trusts to maximise their development.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict on their goalkeeping situation here:
Anything to suggest that any Gunn move is tied into the potential arrival of Bielsa?
— Adam J (@Ken_DeMange) June 5, 2018
I’m sure pep will loan him if we get Bielsa
— Mip (@mipsical) June 5, 2018
Honestly have no clue how people could want Stockdale over Gunn. Brighton fans said how bad he was and mistake after mistake. Same with Brum fans this season. To top it off isn’t he on about £40k?
— Gav Parker (@gavinparker10) 5 June 2018
I'd take Stockdale, with him being a Leeds lad himself …. would be a good experienced head for BPF to learn from
— Nathan (@1NTKNM1) June 5, 2018
This boy is Leeds through & through,give him the shirt & no one will take it off him.@lufc
— WoolleyWhite (@WoolleyWhite) June 5, 2018
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Personal preference would be stockdale over gunn. I thibk BPF is our long term keeper so makes sense to bring in someone whos experienced and won promotion out of this league before. Poss coaching role too in time. And hes leeds
— Daz (@hobsterlobster) June 5, 2018
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