Danny Mills has claimed that Leeds United have sealed a decent price for Bailey Peacock-Farrell after his move to Burnley this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and England defender says that the 22-year-old has not done anything to suggest he is of Championship, let alone Premier League quality, and that the Whites will benefit financially from his exit.
The Northern Irish international reportedly cost the Clarets a fee in the region of £2.5million, having fallen down the pecking order at Elland Road last season.
However, Mills says there will be other clauses included in the deal which will help Leeds in terms of money and that the base fee is a fair price for Peacock-Farrell.
Mills told Football Insider: “It is what it is. What’s he done in a game? Zero. He’s played a handful of games in the Championship. He’s not the finished article, clearly.
“Do we know if he’s good enough to keep goal in the Championship week in, week out? Not yet. Do we know if he’s good enough for the Premier League? Certainly we don’t. It’s a small fee for a young player that Leeds are making a reasonable amount of money on.
“How much more could you charge for a player of that ilk? I’m sure there’ll be add-ons, sell on clauses – if he makes 50 first-team appearances it’ll be another million quid or something. There are all these sort of bits in it in the future that will help Leeds out.”
Peacock-Farrell started last season as Marcelo Bielsa’s first-choice goalkeeper at Leeds but was replaced in the starting XI by Kiko Casilla in January, the Spaniard moving from Real Madrid to Elland Road.
The Northern Irish stopper featured just once in the Championship after Casilla’s arrival, with a total of 28 second-tier appearances last season.
In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan has said the board could have fans in “uproar” before the end of the transfer window.