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Potential Bielsa raid may be underwhelming, but it makes total sense for Leeds United

Yep it’s that time, plenty of Leeds fans have gathered in the Tavern once again to hear the latest transfer news concerning their club.  

New boss Marco Bielsa has worked quickly to identify who he needs to bring into the squad. The Argentinian manager seems to have a list of targets already drawn up and one of the areas he’s looking to strengthen is at goalkeeper.

Manchester City’s Angus Gunn has been linked with a move to The Whites recently, following his impressive loan spell with Norwich City. However, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post (h/t HITC), Leeds are now targetting a loan deal with a view to it becoming permanent next summer.

Leeds endured a terrible time with goalkeepers last season which has resulted in Felix Wiedwald to leave the club after a poor season. It’s also reported that Andy Lonergan will also depart the club as Bielsa looks to bring in a new number one.

Although David Stockdale is coming from a club that finished below Leeds last year, a new goalkeeper is essential for Leeds if the club is to progress. Moreover, the report also states that Birmingham City boss, Garry Monk doesn’t see Stockdale as part of his plans and therefore a deal may be easy to secure.

At 32, Stockdale could add some added experience to Leeds and although some fans may disagree with the transfer if Leeds can’t bring in Gunn – which seems likely – Stockdale would be a safe option at least in the short term.

So Leeds fans, should Leeds bring in Stockdale?

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