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Leeds United’s reported target is absolutely perfect for Elland Road revival

Leeds fans have been kept busy in the Transfer Tavern so far this summer. 

The new boss has been on the hunt to bolster his squad ahead of next season. While he has been urgently looking to add some quality up front, Marcelo Bielsa has also been keen to add a new goalie to the ranks.

Recently the club have been linked with a move for David Stockdale and Angus Gunn but have failed to get the deals over the line. Leeds have offered a loan deal for Stockdale but Birmingham have refused the bid, while Gunn looks set to leave Man City on a permanent basis The Yorkshire club are now looking at bringing in Chelsea youngster, Jamal Blackman, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post (h/t talkSPORT).

The Breakdown

After allowing Felix Wiedwald to leave the club after only one year, at the club, Leeds are in desperate need of a starting goalkeeper. At 24-years-old, Blackman has trodden the usual path of a Chelsea youngster, having gone to four clubs on loan. Most recently the goalkeeper spent a season on loan at Championship side, Sheffield United where he made 31 appearances.

Although he only kept nine clean sheets, the goalkeeper had a solid season and could well develop into a solid goalkeeper. While Leeds are likely to only get the ‘keeper on a one-year loan deal, he would give Bielsa at least a year to identify an alternative target, if indeed, he doesn’t decide to bring Blackman in on a permanent deal next season.

Leeds fans, should they sign Blackman on loan? 

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