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Leeds United target Newcastle’s former number one choice goalkeeper

  • Dec 19, 21:55

Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly pushing the club to go out and sign back-up goalkeeper Karl Darlow at Newcastle United, in the January transfer window.

The Yorkshire Post reports that the move is a priority for the Elland Road club who are coping with just one senior goalkeeper since an injury to Jamal Blackman saw his loan-terminated early.

While it’s not specified, it would appear that the bid would be for a permanent transfer – with Newcastle appearing to favour academy product Freddie Woodman as their number two keeper this season.

Leeds’ current stopper is Bailey Peacock-Farrell and was looking likely to be dropped before Jamal Blackman left the club, which should indicate a qualify signing in the form of a Karl Darlow will likely relegate the Northern Ireland international to the bench.

Darlow would certainly offer the Championship title challengers plenty of experience at the age of 28 and has tasted promotion with Newcastle as their then number one choice goalkeeper.