Leeds United in the Transfer Tavern are buzzing with the latest developments coming from Elland Road as their new manager has just been announced.
Marcelo Bielsa was officially unveiled as the new manager of the Whites, signing a two-year deal with the option to extend his contract for another year. Bielsa becomes the highest paid manager in the club’s history, so you can certainly see how it’s a statement of intent from those in West Yorkshire. His appointment is a real statement of intent from owner Andrea Radrizzani as the club looks to secure a return to the Premier League. It will be the fifth consecutive season the club has started the campaign with a new manager.
The 62-year-old has a huge task on his hands to revamp his squad ahead of a gruelling Championship campaign. A goalkeeper is surely going to be made a priority in the summer transfer window as Bielsa looks to secure a long-term number one in between the sticks. With that in mind, the Argentine should scout the Premier League to find his man.
A player who could be available this summer is Liverpool stopper – Danny Ward. Valued at £2.25m by Transfermarkt, the Welsh international has failed to break into the first-team at Anfield, making no appearances in the Premier League. The Reds are expected to sign a new ‘keeper which would push Ward even further down the pecking order after Loris Karius’ nightmare in the Champions League.
The Welshman is only 24-years-old, he would solve Leeds’ goalkeeping problems for the foreseeable future. He has Championship experience with Huddersfield in the 2016/17 season where his impressive performances helped the Terriers earn promotion. Ward will be desperate to prove himself and solidify his position as Wales number one – a move to Elland Road makes perfect sense.
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