Leeds have approached Newcastle United fringe goalkeeper Karl Darlow over a potential summer move to Elland Road, according to Football Insider.
The Whites board are believed to still harbour doubt over the West Yorkshire futures of Kiko Casilla and Bailey Peacock-Farrell, with both linked with potential exits already this summer.
Casilla was brought to Leeds on a free transfer in January as the club looked to cement promotion by upgrading Marcelo Bielsa’s options between the sticks, but the move backfired somewhat with the Spaniard making regular errors.
Peacock-Farrell, on the other hand, has stated that he doubts he can stay at Elland Road much longer if he is not our number one next season, but Football Insider understand our enquires regarding Darlow are with the view to potentially replacing Casilla.
The former Real Madrid man was offered a contract worth in the region of £30k to £40,000-a-week upon his arrival in West Yorkshire, making him one of the club’s highest earners alongside Patrick Bamford.
As United are said to be open to parting ways with the 32-year-old, it is understood the board have registered an interest in Darlow with the view to a permanent or loan deal, and have placed the 28-year-old high on their shortlist.
Darlow has entered the final year of his contract at St James’ Park, and a first-team future on Tyneside remains a doubt despite Steve Bruce recently succeeding Rafa Benitez at the Magpies’ helm.
The 6 ft 3 shot-stopper is eager to secure a return to regular first-team football, after losing his place in the starting line-up to Martin Dubravka following the Slovakian’s arrival in 2018.
Darlow played one game during the 2018/19 season, coming against his former side Nottingham Forest, and conceded three goals on the road as Newcastle fell out of the EFL Cup.
Here’s how these Leeds fans reacted to our reported interest in the £3.15million-rated Northampton-born ‘keeper…