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Leeds must hand another chance to Bailey Peacock-Farrell amid exit talk

This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…

According to a tweet from journalist Alan Nixon, Leeds could be in danger of losing Bailey Peacock-Farrell this summer with Burnley eyeing up a move if they lose one of their ‘keepers.

What’s the word?

Leeds have already lost Pontus Jansson whilst they could still be in danger of seeing Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe walk through the exit door if reports are to be believed.

It’s been a relatively tame transfer window for the Whites, welcoming Ben White and Helder Costa to Elland Road but there is again more talk of departures.

Over the weekend, Nixon claimed on Twitter that stopper Peacock-Farrell may also be on his way out.

He reported that Burnley were keeping an eye on him amid Aston Villa’s interest in Tom Heaton.

Leeds should keep hold of him

Back in May, Nixon spawned talk of Kiko Casilla’s potential exit too, claiming he could be on his way back home to Spain.

The Spaniard’s future seems to have been up in the air for a while but if they were to lose him and Peacock-Farrell, it would be especially bad news.

Leeds have reportedly approached Newcastle for Karl Darlow in recent times but despite the 22-year-old’s perhaps questionable displays in 2018/19, conceding 32 goals, he should be kept at the club.

The fact of the matter is that despite Casilla dislodging him midway through the season, arguably Leeds were a better side when Peacock-Farrell was between the sticks.

The 6 foot 4 goalkeeper impressively kept ten clean sheets in 28 games last term. Casilla, on the other hand, kept five clean sheets in 17 matches.

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He was involved in 15 wins from the beginning of the campaign until the middle of January but Leeds began to slightly fall away as Casilla won nine matches whilst being involved in four straight games without claiming all three points.

On that evidence, there is evidence to suggest that Peacock-Farrell could become key again.

It’s difficult to tell whether keeping him in the side last season would have made a difference but going into the new campaign, reinstating the youngster could be the vital change Marcelo Bielsa needs.

After all, he was in the side when Leeds were top last term.

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