Phil Hay has a ‘feeling’ that Leeds United will bring in a new, experienced goalkeeper this summer.
The Athletic reporter has widely reported that there have been behind-the-scenes discussions about the possibility of this happening, with concerns behind the lack of coverage for Illan Meslier.
Hay shared that he expects that to happen, with Kristoffer Klaesson looking set to drop slightly in the pecking order at Elland Road.
“There’s just this concern that if Meslier should get injured, do they have what they need to see them during the time he’s missing? They had a look at Darren Randolph at West Ham in January but didn’t,” he said.
“He’s the kind of goalkeeper they would be looking for, someone with good experience. I have a feeling they could do it well.
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Bringing this experienced option between the sticks could work just fine on and off the pitch.
If Meslier gets injured they can play and fill in with no worries, but when the French wonder is as fit as he usually is all season, the help he will get in training from someone with years of delay will be critical.
Klaesson is also a brilliant young goalkeeper, but at the moment all of our options are generally training with no real competition alongside them and that needs to change.
It’s one that could be concluded quickly without real coverage because it’s not huge, but it could have that kind of impact on the team as a whole.
Hay predicts it will happen, and who are we to bet against it?
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