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Potential transfer could lead to 34-year-old’s Leeds United exit

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Leeds United’s quest to sign Angus Gunn could lead to Andy Lonergan’s Elland Road exit, with the veteran goalkeeper looking set to be surplus to requirements this summer.

The Yorkshire Evening Post have this morning revealed that Leeds are chasing a deal to sign Gunn on a season-long loan from Manchester City, as they look to resolve their goalkeeping problems.

Gunn would arrive as competition for Bailey Peacock-Farrell, with Felix Wiedwald set to be sold in the summer.

Should Leeds secure a deal for the Manchester City goalkeeper, Lonergan would be surplus to requirements, according to the YEP, just 12 months after re-signing for the Whites.

Lonergan joined Leeds last summer, but has only played a bit-part role this season, with Wiedwald, and then Peacock-Farrell, preferred as No.1 for much of the season.

The 34-year-old was limited to just nine appearances across all competitions, with the last of those coming against Newport County in the FA Cup third round, all the way back in January.

During the January transfer window Lonergan came close to joining Sunderland, but saw a move to the Stadium of Light collapse.

The Verdict

Leeds’ goalkeeping problems have really hindered them over the last 12 months, with Lonergan a key problem, alongside Wiedwald.

Next season, the prospect of going into the campaign with Peacock-Farrell and Gunn competing for a starting berth is really exciting for Leeds.

If those two are left competing, Lonergan’s departure seems inevitable, with the goalkeeper’s chance not going to come.

Leeds fans… Let us know your thoughts!


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