Leeds’ January priority will surely be to sign a new goalkeeper. Bailey Peacock-Farrell is the current hero of Elland Road, but Jamal Blackman’s injury has created problems.
It would be a huge gamble to keep faith with Will Huffer until the campaign concludes. So it should surprise few that we have been linked with a couple of stoppers ahead of the winter window.
The Daily Express reported this week that Leeds want Wes Foderingham from Rangers. Meanwhile, the Chronicle has suggested that Newcastle starlet Freddie Woodman is a loan target.
Both players are arguably talented enough for the Championship. But in an ideal world – presuming that Newcastle have no desire to sell Woodman permanently – a loan deal for Foderingham would surely be the best option.
Woodman could be an incredibly special talent. But he is not the finished article yet. Meanwhile, Foderingham is an experienced number one. And he has handled playing under pressure having spent much of his Ibrox spell as first-choice.
If needed, he will be up to the task of stepping in for Peacock-Farrell regardless of the stakes in a particular game.
It remains to be seen if Rangers are happy to loan him out. But if a temporary deal is possible, then the Gers stopper is arguably the man who should be at the top of Bielsa’s shopping list.