Could Leeds’ keeper shortage be remedied in January?
Reports surfacing from the midlands have today linked Leeds with out of favour Burnley keeper Tom Heaton. However, they must compete with Aston Villa to secure the 32-year-old.
Despite an impressive career spanning 6 seasons at Turf Moor, Heaton has made just 1 appearance all season. Even then it was a league cup fixture. On top of this, Heaton has spoken very openly in the media about the possibility of a January move believing the writing is on the wall for his first team chances.
Leeds are experiencing somewhat of a crisis between the sticks and were forced to rely on academy keeper Will Huffer for the home game against Bristol City.
Hardly the solution a promotion contending team should face, it is important too that Bailey Peacock Farrell has competition for his place in the side. Despite his heroics against Reading, there has been a few nervy moments for the homegrown talent.
Needing to secure another keeper is unquestionable. Securing a keeper with the ability and experience of Tom Heaton is common sense.