Leeds will hope Sheytanov can follow in the footsteps of previous academy goalkeepers

Young goalkeeper Dimitar Sheytanov has left Levski Sofia and Bulgarian news outlet Top Sport has touted Leeds United as his most likely destination.

What’s the story?

The 19-year-old has been playing youth football in Bulgaria but has now formally left Levski Sofia.

His Instagram account has dropped a few hints that he could be heading to Leeds to join their U23 set up, encouraging his followers to check out his pal Matthew Turner, a Leeds academy goalkeeper.

Sheytanov is also followed on the social media platform by Leeds talent Kun Temenuzkhov, and according to the report the goalkeeper has all but sealed a move to Elland Road.

One for the future

Leeds have only just announced the loan signing of Jamal Blackman who will surely take the No.1 spot, with youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell waiting in the wings.

Sheytanov is unlikely to break into the first team any time soon but he’s one to look out for in the future, and Leeds do have a knack of nurturing young goalkeeping talent such as Paul Robinson and Scott Carson.

The deal for another youngster is also yet another insight into manager Marcelo Bielsa’s strategy, as he builds for the future by signing players with potential.