The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news from Phil Hay that Birmingham’s David Stockdale could be on his way to Yorkshire this summer as the shot-stopper has been told he can leave Birmingham. The 32-year-old ‘keeper would be a perfect fit at Elland Road after the club suffered from goalkeeping issues this season, eventually turning to young Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
A very good Championship goalkeeper about to go on the market – hearing that David Stockdale has been told he can leave Birmingham.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 18, 2018
The Leeds fans propping our bar up will want to see an improvement on the season just gone. The Whites managed to win just four games between the turn of the year and the end of the season, a period in which they saw Thomas Christensen get the sack despite his early season heroics that saw Leeds top of the league for two weeks in September. With Paul Heckingbottom in charge for a full pre-season, the fans will be eyeing up a better finish than this season’s 13th place.
Heckingbottom will be scouring the market for new signings, with Kyle Bartley, Stockdale and Oliver McBurnie all linked with a move to play under the ex-Barnsley gaffer next season. The Elland Road faithful will be aiming for a play-off place next season as they target an end to what will be a nine-year stay in England’s second tier. Promotion will be on the Leeds fans mind, having last played in the Premier League in the 2003/04 season and Stockdale could be key to that with heavy Championship experience in his locker.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict on the Stockdale rumour here:
Stockdale, Bartley and Hernandez?? I’m greedy do it @andrearadri
— Alex Cass (@alexcasss) May 18, 2018
Ah Phil what are you trying to do to us all this morning!!!!!!
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) May 18, 2018
Too sensible a signing for leeds
— Stig (@stig_adam) May 18, 2018
Snap him would be a quality signing for us
— John paul jones (@Johnleeds77) May 18, 2018
Please @LUFC get him he is a Leeds fan
— Melissa Ann Capes (@Melissaanncapes) May 18, 2018
I'll go pick him up and bring him home where he belongs!
— LEE (@landspater) May 18, 2018
I know a club that needs a very good goal keeper!
— Jay (@JayBlufc) May 18, 2018
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