Following the unexpected news that Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper David Stockdale may be persuaded to leave the Amex, the Seagulls need to start considering potential replacements.
The 31-year-old has arguably been the stand-out man between the posts this season, even making it into the PFA Championship Team of the Year.
His impeccable stats back up the reasoning as well; having played 43 matches up to this point of the campaign, Stockdale has conceded less than one goal per game and kept twenty clean sheets – a record that is non-comparable in the division.
This flawless form means the likes of Leeds United, who may miss out on promotion to the top flight, are heavily attracted to the ex-Fulham ‘keeper.
Being born in Leeds and raised as a massive Leeds fan, Stockdale might not be able to resist a switch to Elland Road.
That would be a monumental blow to Chris Hughton in the club’s first year in the Premier League for over 30 years.
With that in mind, here are 2 perfect replacements Brighton must consider if David Stockdale departs in the summer.