With Leeds United finally returning to the Premier League, transfer rumours and speculation are crazier than ever before seen and have not stopped since that famous Friday night when promotion was finally sealed. Below are 3 keepers that have already been linked with the club. The need for a new keeper would depend on Kiko Casilla and where his future stands at the club.
Joe Hart-33 years old
Since Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City the last 4 years has seen his career hit a brick wall with 2 loan spells and a permanent move to Burnley which saw him behind former Leeds keeper Bailey Peacock-Farell who hasn’t featured much either since his move last summer.
The former England number one has been a free agent since July 1st 2020. Hart has been linked with Leeds but that appears to be paper talk as move to Phillip Cocu’s Derby County could be on the cards. It would be a gamble to take on someone who is obviously low on confidence and short of game time. However if you could pick one manager to transform a player the only sensible choice is Marcello Bielsa.
Angus Gunn- 24 years old
Angus Gunn, son of former Norwich goalkeeper Bryan Gunn started his youth career at Manchester City. The young keeper followed in his father’s footsteps on loan at Norwich during the 2017-18 season making a healthy 46 appearances. His signature was hot property that summer on return to Manchester City, Leeds being one of the clubs reportedly interested. However Southampton won the race paying a fee estimated to be around £13.5 million. Since then he’s struggled for game time with former Leeds loanee Alex McCarthy in-between the sticks for the south coast club. Gunn is a typical modern day keeper who can play with his feet which as we have all seen is vital to a Bielsa side.
Sergio Romero-33years old
This one would be a very difficult one to pull off but if someone asked you who is the best backup keeper in the Premier League or quite possibly the world, this man’s name would have to come up in conversation. He’s an Argentinian keeper who is approaching his twilight years of his career but would suit Bielsa’s style. This transfer is perfect for the newspapers, with him being Argentinian and looking to be number 1 somewhere you’d imagine.
Though with Dean Henderson returning, Romero could find himself completely out of the picture at Old Trafford. However, this move may be too similar to the transfer that brought current Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla to Yorkshire. The wages would undoubtedly also pose a problem. However anything with Bielsa is worth a shot.