By Will Butcher
Leeds manager Garry Monk is looking to sign Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern on the back of his Euro 2016 heroics, according to a report.
The 31-year-old is a free agent after letting his contract run down with Hamilton and is on the radar of a number of major clubs in England.
McGovern impressed on the biggest stage in France for his country, producing a series of eyecatching performances, particularly in the final group game against Germany that secured Northern Ireland’s against-the-odds progression to the knockout stage.
Football website HITC believe that Monk is targeting the former Celtic goalkeeper amid speculation that current number one Marco Silvestri could be returning to Italy.
However, Leeds aren’t the only side interested in McGovern, with multiple Premier League and Championship clubs keeping tabs on his situation
Rangers are also looking to bring in reinforcements as they return to the top flight of Scottish football and McGovern is said to be high up on Mark Warburton’s wishlist.
The Yorkshire side are in the market for a goalkeeper, and have been linked with Derby’s Lee Grant and Rotherham’s Lee Camp.
With this heightened interest in goalkeepers, Ross Turnbull’s spell at Elland Road looks to be coming to an end. Bailey Peacock-Farrell is likely to be sent out on loan to gain experience.
In other Leeds news, this former Swansea striker could be reunited with Monk.