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Phil Hay delivers transfer update on rumoured Kieren Westwood deal

Phil Hay delivers transfer update on rumoured Kieren Westwood deal

Leeds United had been heavily linked with a move for Kieren Westwood on Tuesday.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror (Tuesday 11 December, page 53), it was believed the Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper was set to join the Whites on a free transfer.

However, it appears as though that move is now in doubt, with Phil Hay revealing that there had not been much noise about it.


The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist took to Twitter to answer a question he was asked about the rumour and stated that the people he had spoken to had “ruled it out”.

Leeds are thought to be in need of a new goalkeeper to provide cover, and possible mentor, Bailey Peacock-Farrell as he remains their only senior number one.

The Verdict:

Westwood would have been considered a great candidate for that role and despite being Yorkshire rivals, a move could have been the best thing for both sides.

Marcelo Bielsa has been coy on his transfer plans for the winter and is also thought to be happy with the squad he currently has.

It remains to be seen if the Argentine will look to use the January transfer window as an opportunity to bring a new goalkeeper to Elland Road, or if he will stick by the current options he has.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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