According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are in the hunt to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.
Leeds are expected to be busy in this summer’s transfer window as head coach Paul Heckingbottom looks to put together a squad capable of making a push for the Championship playoffs next season.
It is understood that the club’s transfer plans are well underway, and according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, City goalkeeper Gunn has emerged as a leading target.
The report claims that Leeds want Gunn to battle Bailey Peacock-Farrell for the number one position at Elland Road during the 2018-19 season.
Leeds are bound to face competition for the signature of the 22-year-old, however, with Scottish champions Celtic amongst those said to be interested in a player who impressed during a loan spell at Norwich City last term.
Gunn came through the youth system at City, but has not yet made his first-team debut for the Premier League giants.
The stopper excelled on loan at Norwich during the 2017-18 campaign, however, making 51 appearances in all competitions for the Canaries.
As mentioned above, Leeds want competition for Peacock-Farrell as they prepare to sell Felix Wiedwald, who had a very difficult season at Elland Road.
Andy Lonergan could also depart the Championship club this summer, and Birmingham City’s David Stockdale has been linked with Heckingbottom’s team in recent days.
Gunn, who is valued at £1.8m by transfermarkt.co.uk, was outstanding at Norwich, however, and was even drafted into the senior England squad for a friendly against Brazil last November as a replacement for the injured Jack Butland.
Leeds would certainly face competition for the City stopper this summer, but it would be some coup if they managed to pull it off.