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Leeds United face uncomfortable goalkeeper scenario amid Championship suspension

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Leeds United face uncomfortable goalkeeper scenario amid Championship suspension

Leeds United could face a goalkeeping issue if the season runs beyond June.

The global health crisis has left football fans wondering what might happen to the rest of their season. Fans at Leeds United, who currently top the Championship, are obviously concerned it could end up costing them a place back in the Premier League. 

Now whilst the current situation has seen football’s importance dwindle, Leeds will still be hoping the campaign can be finished, even if it does stretch into the summer.

Of course, this is where some problems may arise. For Leeds United, the goalkeeper issue could be immensely complicated. 

Currently, Leeds’ number one is Frenchman Illan Meslier. He is standing in for Kiko Casilla, who was recently suspended after being found guilty of racially abusing Charlton Athletic’s on-loan West Brom winger Jonathan Leko. 

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Meslier is only on loan and with no current understanding of how player contracts will be impacted if the season ends up extending beyond June, technically the Frenchman leaves Leeds the first day of July. 

 

Even third-choice option Kamil Miazek is out of contract in the summer with his future looking away from Elland Road. 

It could mean a scenario where Leeds have to either tie up Meslier permanently or hand a chance to 18-year-old Italian Elia Caprile, who only joined from Chievo in January. 

It is a strange situation for all involved and there are, of course, a lot of hypotheticals in this scenario.

However, it is one area of concern for Leeds United should the current crisis extend beyond the traditional end of the season date.

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