By David Woods

4th Jun, 2018 | 10:32am

Report: Club owner rubber stamps Leeds move for promising 19-year-old

Leeds United are closing in on a deal for Levski Sofia’s goalkeeper Dimitar Sheytanov, according to a report.

Bulgarian outlet Sportal claims that the deal has been personally agreed by club owner Spas Russev and the manager Lachezar Tanev.

A final decision is set to be made at the end of the month, and the report claims that Sheytanov, 19, would command a decent fee despite being out of contract at the end of the year.

Sheytanov wanted a new contract with a provision about first-team game-time, which Levski were unwilling to agree to.

Football Insider verdict:

Sheytanov hasn’t played senior football yet and it is expected that if this deal does go through, that he would be hooking up with the Leeds Under-23s. They’ll be missing Bailey Peacock-Farrell next season, after the 21-year-old made the breakthrough to the first team. Barring another goalie coming in this summer, Peacock-Farrell will be expecting to be the number one next season. Leeds have been linked with a season-long loan move for Angus Gunn though, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. It is claimed that Gunn, who spent last season on loan at Norwich, would challenge Peacock-Farrell for the number one spot at the club. It looks like former number one Felix Wiedwald will be sold this summer and if Gunn arrives then Andy Lonergan could also be on the move too. After Leeds sacked Paul Heckingbottom on Friday, we’re expecting big news this week at Elland Road, with a new manager signalling the start of a solid revamp of the squad.  

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