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Leeds should target Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in January

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Leeds should target Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in January

Leeds United have been dealt a cruel injury blow to on-loan goalkeeper Jamal Blackman, something that has seen him return to Chelsea after sustaining his setback while playing for the Whites Under-23s side.

That leaves the Yorkshire giants without any senior replacements to number one shot-stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and they need to address that situation quickly.

Marcelo Bielsa could consider waiting until the January transfer market and trying to pick up a goalkeeper that could fill the void at Elland Road in the second half of the campaign.

One man that should crop up on the radar as a potential target is Leicester City’s Eldin Jakupovic, who the Foxes signed for £2.25million (Daily Mail) in 2017.


Leeds should consider an approach to the Premier League side for their 34-year-old, as he would be an ideal fix to the goalkeeper problem and is currently on the fringes at the King Power Stadium.

(Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester already have Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward competing for a spot in goal, while Jakupovic is considered the third-choice option.

But he’s an experienced goalkeeper that could certainly challenge Peacock-Farrell at Leeds in the second half of the season and also act as a good mentor.

He proved himself to be a great shot-stopper during his time with Hull City and has perhaps been unlucky not to feature more at Leicester.

Jakupovic’s could certainly buy into the Bielsa philosophy and would be a shrewd target for Leeds to have.

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