Championship

Hay reveals current goalkeeper situation and names a definite option for Bielsa

In what should prove to be a busy transfer period for Leeds, the fans in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping to see at least a couple of new additions arrive in the coming weeks.

Marcelo Bielsa is keen to strengthen his squad in certain areas as he looks to take them into the Premier League and the goalkeeping department is one that has been a cause for concern for the locals.

Felix Wiedwald has already left the club following a disastrous debut season, whilst Andy Lonergan is also expected to depart leaving just Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the senior side.

The Whites have been linked with numerous shot-stoppers recently, although Angus Gunn and David Stockdale have appeared as their main targets.

Phil Hay has provided an update on the current situation on Twitter, however, he has also thrown another name into the mix.

The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist has stated that their remains problems about a deal for the Birmingham City stopper, whilst Manchester City are yet to decide on Gunn’s future.

Hay has also revealed that Chelsea’s Jamal Blackman is a definite option for the Whites to pursue, especially since the arrival of Lewis Baker.

Landlord’s Verdict

The Leeds fans in the Tavern will be disappointed that things have taken so long for the club to get a goalkeeper sorted, however, they will be intrigued by the news of Blackman being linked with a move.

The Chelsea ‘keeper has proven to be solid at the Championship level during his loan spells away from the Blues and would come as a rather inexpensive addition this summer, with a temporary deal thought to be on the cards.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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