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Karl Darlow loan would be inspired deal from Leeds

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It has been reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds hope to sign Karl Darlow on loan. With January imminent, it is no surprise that Marcelo Bielsa has a new goalkeeper on his radar.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell has impressed lately. But with Jamal Blackman’s loan coming to a premature end, Leeds would be taking a risk not signing a new stopper when the window opens.

And judging by reports, Darlow is the man that Bielsa wants.

The YEP reports that Newcastle want £4 million, but Leeds are hoping that they can agree a loan deal for the 28-year-old.

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And if they manage to get a temporary move for Darlow agreed, it could be an inspired piece of business.

Darlow has struggled for game-time this season, but he has made 140 appearances in the Championship. His form helped Newcastle clinch the title in the 2016/17 campaign, and Bielsa will hope that he can repeat the trick this season.

Darlow will put serious pressure on Peacock-Farrell, and is unquestionably good enough to justify immediately becoming Leeds’ first-choice.

To land a player who ticks those boxes therefore, would be a major coup. A loan deal for a player of that calibre could prove a masterstroke from the Championship leaders.

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