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Aston Villa must join Leeds in the chase for Keiren Westwood

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Aston Villa must join Leeds in the chase for Keiren Westwood

Leeds are reportedly closing in on Keiren Westwood.

Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Keiren Westwood, according to The Mirror’s Live Transfer Blog [11th December, 08:08AM].

Westwood has been frozen out by Sheffield Wednesday and he is on the verge of joining Leeds on a free transfer.

Leeds need a new goalkeeper with Jamal Blackman’s broken leg meaning he has been sent back to parent club Chelsea.

But Aston Villa also need a new goalkeeper and they should be alerted to Westwood’s availability.

With the 34-year-old available on a free transfer, this is a bargain move for the Villans and one that provides a much-needed short-term fix in the goalkeeper department.

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Orjan Nyland has been Aston Villa’s first-choice stopper this season but his performances have been inconsistent and riddled with errors.

 

Over the course of the season, this could be costly in a promotion push.

Westwood is an experienced goalkeeper at Championship level and Sheffield Wednesday fans have been left confused by his continued omission.

The ex-Republic of Ireland international still has the ability to oust Nyland and take the number one spot at Aston Villa.

And if Westwood is available on a free transfer, this seems a no-brainer for Dean Smith, who needs to bring in a new stopper in January.

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