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30th May, 2018 | 9:53am

Leeds in pursuit of 6ft 2 PL colossus, available for just £2m - report

Leeds United are in the hunt to sign Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow, according to a report.

The Chronicle claims that the Whites and Swansea City are both interested in landing the 27-year-old this summer.

It is understood that Rafael Benitez has doubts over the Englishman and that he could be available for just £2million.

Darlow is a 6ft 2in (source: Transfermrkt) shot-stopper that has been on the fringes at St James’ Park and he is unlikely to get much game time if he stays with the Magpies next season.

Football Insider verdict:

Leeds certainly need to fix their problem in goal ahead of next season and should look to add a more experienced option to compete alongside rising star Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the first team. Darlow certainly ticks a lot of boxes for the Yorkshire giants and it’s easy to imagine him doing a solid job in-between the sticks at Elland Road next year. He may not have quite enjoyed his breakthrough in the Premier League, but his know-how and experience in England’s second-tier is impressive. Darlow has featured 140 times in the Championship during spells with Nottingham Forest and Newcastle, keeping 43 clean sheets in that time. He is now at a stage where he should be pursuing regular first-team football and has shown he has bags of potential. Leeds should consider a potential £2million swoop a complete bargain and should try blow Swansea aside to get him. The Whites know they need to tighten up defensively considerably if they are to launch a promotion bid next year and finding a dependable pair of gloves is vital.

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