Confirmed Leeds transfer offer spells serious trouble for senior trio
It would be accurate to say that Leeds United fans have had more than their fair share to complain about after what will be deemed a wholly unacceptable season at Elland Road.
A complete overhaul from top to bottom last summer, including a change of owner and manager, should have helped the club push on from an impressive seventh placed finish, but a bright start to the current campaign only made the fall from grace so much harder to handle.
The roller-coaster which has been their form has seen them hit few highs and some rock-bottom lows, and there will be few players who can come out with any sort of respect as the season draws to a close.
One area which has been the focus of much criticism has been the goalkeeping department, with summer signings Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan failing to come anywhere close to the expectations placed on them.
The club’s 21-year-old homegrown talent Bailey Peacock-Farrell has leapfrogged the pair into the first team, but he himself endured a difficult season prior to his promotion, with a disappointing loan spell at non-league York City.
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As such, the fact the club have been confirmed by agent Liridon Kelmendi to have made a bid, which ended up being rejected, for young Swedish goalkeeper Noel Tornqvist, spells serious trouble for the trio.
The youngster had spent time on trial at Leeds and obviously impressed enough to be offered a deal, but although he turned down the opportunity of a future at Elland Road, it highlights where the club are trying to strengthen, leaving the current options’ futures in doubt.
At least one of the three shot stoppers seems destined for the exit door, but confirmed offers for new reinforcements suggest that a pair or more could be heading out – who that is remains to be seen.
In other Leeds United news, the club look set to keep a wanted Spaniard at Elland Road over the summer.