While Leeds United have had a host of issues running through their starting XI this season, there has not been one talked more about than the man between the sticks.
Thomas Christiansen brought in not one but two new goalkeepers 12 months ago to try and make up for the loss of Rob Green, with Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan those chosen to try fill the gap.
However, despite a bright start, the German ended up faltering and the former Leeds man followed suit, with a series of errors from the pair.
With no new goalkeepers coming in over January, despite Lonergan seemingly on the verge of an exit from Elland Road, youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell ended up taking the reigns, and giving a good account of himself in the finals games of the season.
However, the Yorkshire Evening Post state that manager Paul Heckingbottom is still seeking a new shot stopper to compete with Peacock-Farrell, a swoop which would likely see Lonergan and Wiedwals shipped out, Kamil Miazek next in line after impressing for the Whites’ under-23s.
The same report says that Birmingham City goalkeeper David Stockdale is catching their eye, with the 32-year-old reportedly a wantaway star as Garry Monk deems his surplus to requirements at the Blues.
It is a move Leeds must pounce on, and immediately, for they will not be the only suitors for the giant keeper, who stands on the verge of a colossus 6’3″.
His experience of the Championship, with 232 appearances, proves he has what it takes and he would be a great mentor to Peacock-Farrell, the youngster still very much a fledgling at this level.
Signing Stockdale would give Heckingbottom exactly what he wants while also giving the green light to ship out the disappointing duo of Wiedwald and Lonergan – killing two birds with one stone.
In other Leeds United transfer news, the club are on the verge of something special if they get a stunning deal over the line.