Felix Wiedwald looks set for a summer exit at Elland Road, with Leeds United prepared to cut their losses with the German goalkeeper.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Wiedwald is set for the Elland Road exit door in the summer, after failing to impress during his debut season in the Sky Bet Championship.
Leeds moved to sign Wiedwald from Werder Bremen in a £500k deal last summer, with the German goalkeeper installed as first choice by Thomas Christiansen, ahead of Rob Green.
Wiedwald was in and out of the side under Christiansen, with Paul Heckingbottom, Leeds’ current head-coach, also placing faith in the 28-year-old.
However, after the goalkeeper’s 30thappearance – a 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough – Heckingbottom decided enough was enough, axing Wiedwald and installing Bailey Peacock-Farrell as first choice.
Peacock-Farrell has started Leeds’ last eight Championship fixtures, impressing and staking a claim to be No. 1 at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
The 21-year-old is keeping both Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan on the sidelines, with Leeds’ senior goalkeepers facing Heckingbottom’s axe by the time the summer comes.
Leeds currently sit 14thin the Championship table, with three fixtures of the season remaining.
It is hardly a surprise to see that Wiedwald could be on his way out of Elland Road, as his first year in English football has been so inconsistent.
The goalkeeper’s errors have cost Leeds so many points and Peacock-Farrell, even at such a young age, looks much more assured.
The summer is the time for big change at Elland Road, and changes in the goalkeeping department are a must.
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