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Leeds United considering Premier League man with Madrid deal still pending

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Championship leaders Leeds United are considering a move for Arsenal youngster Emiliano Martinez.

Martinez has been out of favour once again for the Gunners and is thought to be open to a January move, and according to the Daily Mail, Leeds could well offer him his escape route on a six month loan deal.

However, it is reported that a move for Martinez will only take place if Leeds fail to complete a move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, who is thought to be edging closer to securing a permanent move to Elland Road from the European giants.

Leeds are desperate to add to their goalkeeping ranks with only Bailey Peacock-Farrell as the main man between the sticks following a season ending injury to Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman earlier in the campaign.

26-year-old Martinez has been with Arsenal since 2012 but has struggled to find any sort of regular game time for the Gunners, while loan moves to the likes of Wolves, Getafe, and Sheffield Wednesday have yielded inconsistent results to say the least.

Leeds maintained their form and stayed top of the table this weekend with a Friday night win over Derby County, a much needed result for the club following two successive losses.

The Verdict

It seems Leeds are making a new ‘keeper their number one priority, and Martinez would appear to fit the mould quite well.

Despite his lack of game time for Arsenal, he is a quality operator with plenty in the locker, and he would be ample back up, or even a solid number one at Elland Road.


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