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Leeds United must use £13.5m failed target’s position to sign Fraser Forster

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Leeds United must use £13.5m failed target’s position to sign Fraser Forster

Leeds United need a new goalkeeper and Fraser Forster could be the perfect recruit.

This summer Leeds United desperately tried to solve their goalkeeper situation. One man who fell into their crosshairs was England youth international Angus Gunn. The Manchester City man had excelled with Norwich City on a loan spell last season. Leeds, who had battled with the likes of Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan last term, needed a new stopper and Gunn appeared to be target number one.

In the end, Gunn was tired of loan deals. Instead of another temporary exit, he joined Southampton in a deal worth around £13.5 million.

Leeds are now on the lookout for a keeper again. Eventually, the club signed Jamal Blackman to challenge Bailey Peacock-Farrell for the number one spot.

However, the Chelsea loanee has returned to his parent club with a broken leg and Peacock-Farrell’s form has been patchy of late.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Angus Gunn during a Southampton FC training session at St Mary’s Stadium on November 8, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by James Bridle – Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

So should Leeds go back in for Gunn?

 

Probably not. Despite the England under-21 star being behind Alex McCarthy in the pecking order it is hard to see Southampton allowing him out temporarily.

However, what about the man Gunn has forced into third-choice?

Fraser Forster would certainly appear available. The 30-year-old has been iced out by Mark Hughes, not featuring in a single matchday squad this term. The former Celtic man is, however, an extremely good option. The 6ft 7ins six-cap England international would provide serious competition for Peacock-Farrell and it is easy to forget just how impressive he was at Celtic and when he first joined Southampton.

Leeds may have missed out on Gunn in the summer. However, they should use his choice of new team to their advantage and sign one of the best goalkeepers on the market come January.

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