Just as it’s looking more and more likely for BPF to be dropped for Jamal Blackman, he goes and breaks his leg in a U23 game. All of a sudden, keeper looks like the one place Leeds will definitely strengthen in January. But who’s likely to be arriving at Elland Road?
Heaton was once one of the best English keepers in the game and making England squads regularly. Fast forward a year or two and he’s suddenly the third choice at Burnley when Nick Pope is fit again.
Injury caused him to lose his place to Pope but for some reason, Sean Dyche decided Burnley needed 3 keepers who can all start in the Premier League, despite having many other areas to improve. With all that taken into account, Heaton is extremely available in January and should be brought in to start, not to be backup.