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Interesting Leeds United transfer update emerges as Bielsa plots 27-y/o move

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Leeds United are considering a move for Rangers shot-stopper Wes Foderingham in January to help solve their goalkeeping crisis ahead of the promotion run in. 

Marcelo Bielsa was dealt a major blow ahead of their game against Bristol City, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell joining Jamal Blackman on the sidelines at Elland Road through injury.

According to the Express, Foderingham has emerged as Leeds’ top target after they have seemingly lost out in the race to sign Tom Heaton.

The Rangers goalkeeper has dropped down the pecking order at Ibrox and has only made one start in their league campaign this season.

His lack of game time will be a concern for the second-choice goalkeeper and it’s no secret that Leeds are in the market for a replacement to the injured Peacock-Farrell.

It is thought that a permanent deal would be the most likely option as Rangers are reluctant to loan out Foderingham who could be called upon if Alan McGregor is ruled out of action.

Foderingham moved to the Scottish giants in 2015, after being being released from Swindon Town and has gone on to make 132 appearances in total for Rangers across a four-year-spell at the club.

Marcelo Bielsa is likely to have to call upon youngster Will Huffer for Leeds’ match against Reading on Tuesday after he kept a clean sheet on his debut against Bristol City at the weekend.

The Verdict: 

He would be the perfect replacement to Peacock-Farrell.

Foderingham evidently isn’t first-choice goalkeeper at Rangers under Steven Gerrard and he will be keen to get regular game time under his belt in the near future.

Leeds are in desperate need of an experienced goalkeeper, and the Rangers man could fill that void perfectly.

Foderingham would be confident of establishing himself as first-choice shot-stopper at Elland Road, even when Peacock-Farrell returns to action from a knee injury sustained during the international break.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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