By Danny Wright
Leeds United could let goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell leave the club on loan in January, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC journalist Adam Pope claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Peacock-Farrell, 20, may potentially exit Elland Road on a temporary basis when the transfer window re-opens after Pope reported on the same day that Polish shot-stopper Kamil Miazek was close to signing for the Whites.
Keeper Maziek's arrival at Leeds United could allow Bailey Peacock-Farrell the chance to go out on loan. #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) October 10, 2017
Peacock-Farrell is currently the third choice goalkeeper for Leeds, behind first-teamers Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan in the pecking order.
The youngster signed a new deal in July, extending his stay at Elland Road until the summer of 2020 and it was thought that he may be off out on loan before Marco Silvestri and Rob Green were offloaded by Thomas Christiansen in his mass overhaul on the squad.
Peacock-Farrell has only ever made one first-team appearance for Leeds in his entire career and is yet to be sent out on loan, so any potential deal will no doubt be a major part of his progression.
Football Insider Verdict
A loan move for Peacock-Farrell will definitely do his career a world of good. Playing in the Under-23s will not be giving him anywhere near the level of experience that he could get from playing for a League One or a League Two side and the club’s move for Miazek seems to be in order to free up Peacock-Farrel to do just that. It’s hard to tell whether he has a promising career ahead of him or not, but that may be what the Leeds youth set-up will try to judge with this potential loan exit. Lonergan and Wiedwald are unlikely to be deposed from the first-team in the near future so this will be the best chance he has.
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