By Noel Whelan

2nd Aug, 2019 | 12:49pm

Exclusive: Whelan suggests senior Leeds player will be sold today after behaviour issues


Noel Whelan claims that Leeds United took a firm stance on the behaviour of Bailey Peacock-Farrell ahead of his impending exit from Elland Road.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds star and lifelong fan of the club has suggested that the goalkeeper will complete his move from the Whites to Premier League outfit Burnley on Friday (2nd August) after a fee was reportedly agreed.

The Northern Irish shot-stopper suggested he would be looking to leave the club this summer if he was not going to be playing regular first-team football, having been usurped by Kiko Casilla back in January.

Whelan says that Leeds took a no-nonsense approach to his statement and that his imminent exit likely stems from his attitude behind-the-scenes.

Whelan told Football Insider: “He’s not featured in any of the pre-season, probably due to his behaviour, but he’s got the move that he wanted. The chance of him starting at that football club are probably the same as Leeds.

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“He made a statement, rightly or wrongly – I think it was wrong. The club have had to make a decision on this and they’ve made it. They’ve been strong on one side but an international goalkeeper, £2.5million doesn’t seem like a lot, does it?

“Bailey still has a lot of work to do, a lot of weaknesses in his game. On one hand it is good business, they took the stance very early after his comment and he will be out the door, probably today.

Peacock-Farrell, 22, has played 41 times for Leeds since breaking into the starting XI under Paul Heckingbottom, with 29 of those coming during the 2018/19 campaign.

However, only one of those outings came after the arrival of Casilla from Real Madrid, the Spaniard establishing himself as Marcelo Bielsa’s first choice between the posts.

In other Leeds United news, Marcelo Bielsa is freezing out a senior outfield international and wants him gone this month.