Rumours are swirling around that newly-promoted Wolves are set to pounce on Leeds’ keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, with The Sun on Sunday (June 10th, page 60) reporting a possible £4 million bid.
This should be viewed as an opportunity, Leeds should take the money and secure a loan replacement.
The Darlington-born stopper was afforded a run in the side at the back-end of last season once it was clear Leeds’ season was over.
Despite only keeping a solitary clean sheet, he played well.
He put in man of the match performances against Wolves, Aston Villa, and Sunderland.
This earned him a well-deserved Leeds’ Young Player of the Year award – It is understandable why Leeds fans would loath to see him leave.
Next season will bring in a new manager.
There is no guarantee the 21-year old will be involved in their plans, particularly with two more experienced keepers ahead of him.
Peacock-Farrell shows promise but the complete product is several years away yet.
For him to reach that level, Leeds would want him to be the first choice to gain the required experience.
This would mean having to go through all of the growing pains that come with a maturing keeper. A serious challenge for the play-offs would have to wait.
It may prove that Peacock-Farrell becomes worth much more.
However, to speculate with any certainty on a player who has played half a season is pure folly.
If Leeds wish to start pushing upwards, they should take the money and use it to strengthen elsewhere.
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