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Exclusive: Chris Kirkland urges Leeds to sign a goalkeeper in January

Former Leeds United nemesis Chris Kirkland has urged Leeds United to sign a new goalkeeper with experience during the next transfer window.

The Whites have taken well to life back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence as they find themselves sitting in 12th position after seven matches.

Their latest result, though, was particularly embarrassing with Leicester City dismantling Marcelo Bielsa’s side 4-1 at Elland Road earlier in the week.

Leeds made five signings during the summer and also brought back Jack Harrison on loan for a second time.

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One of those arrivals was a permanent move for young French shot-stopper Illan Meslier and despite cementing his place down as the number one ahead of Kiko Casilla, Kirkland believes they need a tried and tested option.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, the former Sheffield Wednesday glovesman said:

“When you come up to the Premier League you need somebody that’s got experience at a big club, and Leeds are a huge club. So yeah, I think that could possibly be something they may do next season, I think they might sign a keeper.”

But should they strike in two months rather than waiting until the end of the season?

Kirkland added: “I would, I would if I was them.”

Meslier has started all seven of their Premier League matches this season. The 20-year-old kept just two clean sheets and has leaked 13 goals, per Transfermarkt.

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The Yorkshire giants were linked to many options between the sticks throughout the latest window too, including Southampton’s Angus Gunn, ex-Bournemouth man Aaron Ramsdale and new Villa star Emi Martinez.

Kiko Casilla’s future at Elland Road is by no means certain, so perhaps Bielsa will need to target a signing in this area.

It remains to be seen whether they will strike on another goalkeeper anytime soon.

AND in other news, Radrizzani on verge of game-changing Leeds decision amid fresh claims…

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