Former Leeds United forward Noel Whelan has suggested that the Whites should look to add to their goalkeeping department in the summer by bringing in Southampton’s Fraser Forster.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have endured a couple of issues in the goalkeeping department throughout the campaign, with Kiko Casilla having been guilty of making a number of errors in the first half of the campaign – and the Spaniard is currently serving a length suspension, which has given Illan Meslier a chance to impress.
It has been reported that Casilla could potentially be considering his future at Elland Road in the summer, and if the former Real Madrid stopper was to leave it would leave the Whites needing to bring in a quality replacement, whatever division they are playing in next term.
Forster has enjoyed an impressive season out on loan with his former club Celtic helping them pick up a ninth straight league title, and that has seen the England international re-find his form after a difficult couple of seasons with Southampton.
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Speaking to the Football Insider, Whelan suggested that making a move for Forster in the summer ahead of Celtic could be a very wise move for the Whites.
He said: “I’d love to see him at Leeds United, we need a goalkeeper, we need a goalkeeper with experience.
“You don’t look to too many goalkeepers away from Fraser Forster. You know, if he’s available and we get to the Premier League, I would be very, very interested in that player coming to sign for us.”
You can certainly see where Whelan is coming from here, with Forster possessing some real Premier League experience which could be vital to Leeds if they are to make their expected return to the top-flight come the end of the campaign.
Not so long ago Forster was regarded highly amongst the England set up and pushing for a place in the side, but his form and confidence dipped at Southampton and eventually saw him drop down the pecking order ahead of the start of this season.
However, he has rediscovered his form and belief at Celtic and could still have plenty to offer and he would arrive at Elland Road hungry to prove a few doubters wrong – and that means he could be an ideal addition as Whelan suggests.