Leeds United must sign a goalkeeper, then promotion should be in the bag
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Leeds United must sign a goalkeeper, then promotion should be in the bag

Leeds United pulled off yet another incredible comeback yesterday to defeat Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road. A last minute goal from Charlie Mulgrew appeared to have won the game for Blackburn Rovers. However, two goals from Kemar Roofe completed a stunning Leeds United comeback.

The Whites remain top of the Championship and there is very little negative to say about the club right now.

However, it is clear that Leeds still have a weak link in the side. Mulgrew’s second goal should never have gone in. A long-range effort, Bailey Peacock-Farrell should have kept it out. The young goalkeeper is considered to be a weak link among many Leeds fans.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 04: Karl Darlow of Newcastle United reacts as Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace scores a goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Offside/Getty Images)

Talented he may be, the lack of competition amongst the goalkeeping department is leaving Leeds vulnerable.

The club has confirmed a goalkeeper will be signed in January to provide sufficient cover. Plenty of names have been mentioned. Tom Heaton, Freddie Woodman and Kieren Westwood just for example.

Fulham stopper Fabri has been mentioned recently, but Karl Darlow appears the most likely target.

Available for a reported £4 million, the Yorkshire Evening Post recently reported enquiries were underway to conclude a deal.

The goalkeeping position appears to be the weak link in the current Leeds promotion chase. Spending £4 million to fix it should be considered a bargain that could secure promotion for the Whites.

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