Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has been confirmed as arriving for a three-day trial with Swedish second tier side Landskrona BoIS.
The Scandinavian side, who earned promotion to the Superettan last season, revealed on their official website that the 21-year-old shot stopper had travelled from Yorkshire to the club in order to undergo a short-term trial, with Landskrona’s sports director Peter Swärdh stating it will be “interesting to see him in action.”
Peacock-Farrell, a graduate of Leeds’ youth ranks after arriving from Middlesbrough in 2014, has made one senior appearance for the Whites, as well as being left as an unused substitute for two matches this season.
He spent time on loan at York City earlier in the campaign, but his trial with Landskrona, who were promoted as title winners, will come as a big surprise to many considering the youngster is one of the club’s hottest prospect.
Football Insider verdict
The revelation that Peacock-Farrell has linked up with a Swedish second tier side will come as quite bizarre to many of the club’s fans, who will no doubt be left scratching their heads over how or why this move has come about. A loan departure seemed the most likely move during January if Thomas Christiansen were to let him depart, but there would have been the expectation that he would be moving to a lower level English side in order for him to hone his talents. Still, a goalkeeper needs to be active in order the develop, and if the Whites think a move to Landskrona will help him moving forward, then the supporters are best just to have faith in the club’s decisions.
In other Leeds United transfer news, a bid has been tabled as the club hunt a hotshot midfielder.