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Should Leeds United consider Karl Darlow again with Bailey Peacock-Farrell set to leave?

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Should Leeds United consider Karl Darlow again with Bailey Peacock-Farrell set to leave?

The Newcastle United stopper could be the perfect replacement for Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Leeds United have reportedly accepted a £3.5 million approach for goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Premier League side Burnley. 

As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Whites are now on the hunt for a new goalkeeper, with the Northern Ireland international set to replace Aston Villa-bound Tom Heaton at Turf Moor.

The sale of Peacock-Farrell will not surprise many, with the stopper’s future seemingly in the balance throughout the summer. 

Now, however, Leeds must turn their attention to identifying a replacement for the stopper. 

So should they revitalise any interest in Newcastle United stopper Karl Darlow?

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Back in December, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds had enquired about the Toon goalkeeper’s situation. The report claimed that he was being eyed as a potential new number one following an injury to Jamal Blackman and Peacock-Farrell’s loss of form.

 

In the end, Leeds signed Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid. 

As for Darlow, his situation at Newcastle has not drastically changed. It is not clear how much new boss Steve Bruce will be willing to use him, with Martin Dubravka and Freddie Woodman also at St James’ Park. 

The report from December claimed an asking price of £4 million for the player. Considering Darlow is into the final 12 months of his contract at Newcastle, there is no reason why Leeds could not negotiate a reduced rate for the player. 

A more likely avenue for Leeds is that they bring in a young stopper on loan to back-up Casilla. But Darlow would represent a far more pressing threat to the number one jersey which would hopefully keep the Spaniard performing to the best of his ability. 

It will be no surprise if Leeds United are again sniffing around Darlow this summer.

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