Exclusive: Leeds plot swoop to sign goalkeeper from Championship club

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Leeds United are plotting a swoop to sign Brentford goalkeeper Luke Daniels, Football Insider can reveal.

The Whites are in the market for a new keeper this summer amid doubts over the futures of number one Kiko Casilla and his deputy Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club have set their sights on Daniels, 31, to fill either the number one spot or the number two role for next season, dependent upon which of their current shot-stoppers remain at the club.

Daniels was installed as the number one at Brentford in the final months of last season after Daniel Bentley sustained a shoulder injury that had ruled him out.

The Manchester United academy product has a wealth of experience in the Football League, mainly accumulated in League One and League Two.

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He joined Brentford on a free transfer in 2017 and has made 24 appearances for the club, conceding 36 goals, with 19 of those matches coming last season.

Daniels has also had spells at Scunthorpe United, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers, Southend United, Bristol Rovers, West Brom, Motherwell and Rochdale.

Leeds are weighing up a move as he has just a year remaining on his contract at Griffin Park.

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