Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is playing a “dangerous game” by coming out and discussing a potential exit as a result of his lack of playing time, according to Danny Mills.
The former Elland Road star, speaking to Football Insider in an exclusive interview, says that the shot stopper is risking the wrath of manager Marcelo Bielsa by threatening to leave the club if he does not pick up more first team football.
The 22-year-old told the media while on international duty with Northern Ireland that the only way he would be remaining at Elland Road is if he is playing regularly for the Whites, hinting at a move elsewhere if that was not the case.
Mills admitted that he admired the bravery of the goalkeeper but insisted that unless there were clubs waiting in the wings ready to sign him from Leeds, he risks angering his manager.
Asked by Football Insider about the goalkeeper’s public comments, Mills said: “You are playing a dangerous game unless you’ve got somewhere to go to, unless there is a club banging down the door to sign you and you know that is the case, and they are prepared to pay to get you out of that club.
“It is a risky situation. You do risk upsetting the manager. I admire him for being brave and saying ‘Look, I’m good enough,’ but you do have to be careful, especially if there’s not other clubs knocking on your door to sign you.”
Peacock-Farrell made 28 Championship appearances under the Argentine boss during the 2018/19 season but only one of those came after Kiko Casilla was brought in from Real Madrid during the January transfer window.
He also has five caps for Northern Ireland under his belt, the most recent of which came in the 1-0 win over Belarus on 11 June.
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