The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern are all eager to get the signing of David Stockdale from Birmingham complete in the next few days as they look to get their first transfer of the Marcelo Bielsa era over the line.
David Stockdale move still under discussion – Leeds trying to do a season-long loan with a view to a permanent. Birmingham a bit resistant. Leeds don’t want to to wait much longer. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 27, 2018
At 32-years-old, Stockdale provides the perfect blend of experience whilst still being useful and with Bielsa in charge this season the club will be pushing for promotion. If they can secure the signing of Stockdale then the veteran EFL goalkeeper will be able to help mentor the club’s young shot-stopper, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who came into his own at the back end of last season under Paul Heckingbottom.
The fans believe that this transfer means a lot more for the club than just bringing in a new ‘keeper, as they want to get the ball rolling in the market and get more transfers through the door. The club has supposedly been negotiating with a couple of Championship proven strikers in Matej Vydra and Abel Hernandez and if they can continue to bring in players who know the league and get them under the tutelage of their experienced Argentine gaffer then good things will definitely be on the horizon for the club.
You can see what our local Whites’ make of the Stockdale news below:
Thought he was free anyway?
— Leeds 4 Life (@leeds_4) June 27, 2018
Phil is Gunn not coming now?
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) June 27, 2018
Why's nothing happening with anything. Been talking to Hernandez since 2009 whats crack
— Ashley Johnson (@AshJohnson20) June 27, 2018
Why not just buy
— Daniel (@TheRealDmac_) 27 June 2018
have we spent all our money on the manager?
— Nathan (@1NTKNM1) 27 June 2018
Still think BPF needs to start.
— BROLIN ATE THE PIE (@REDPLANET2025) June 27, 2018
As you can see, the Leeds fans will be keen to get their first deal over the line this summer as they target a strong domestic season.