Leeds United reportedly have three names on their shortlist as they try to find a new number one goalkeeper this summer, but they have to go all out to bring in Manchester City ace Angus Gunn.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Lee Sobot claims on his personal Twitter account that Gunn, Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow and Birmingham City’s David Stockdale are all potential targets.
It is understood that the Man City shot-stopper tops the wanted list and he proved himself with a successful loan spell with Norwich City in the Championship this season.
No pretty quiet. Bit of chatter about the Journal saying club are interested in Darlow but Gunn is the 'keeper Leeds are really after. Aware of Stockdale too.
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) May 30, 2018
Gunn is rightfully the best man to bring at Elland Road and the Whites need to try make him part of their squad next season, where he could compete with academy graduate Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
The 22-year-old is an English rising star that is being tipped to become a future senior international and is a 6ft 4in (source: Transfermrkt) with a great presence in neat.
He played in every minute of the Championship this campaign for mid-table Norwich and kept 15 clean sheets in his 46 appearances, something that was seriously missing from Paul Heckingbottom’s side.
Leeds must bolster their defence quickly over the summer months and need a safe pair of gloves if they are to launch a promotion bid in the Championship.
Gunn is certainly the best of the bunch out of the three-man shortlist and has been performing at a more consistent level in the past 12 months than his goalkeeping counterparts.
In other Leeds United transfer news, they have made an approach for a 44-year-old manager.