Leeds United keen on signing 29-year-old Newcastle shot-stopper

Leeds United made ‘multiple attempts’ to sign Karl Darlow. The Peacocks have been looking to bolster their squad as they look to secure promotion from the Championship and it appears that a shot-stopper was high on the list of priorities.

The report claims that the Argentine manager was keen to secure a move for the Magpies man as they explored the possibility of signing him on both a loan and a permanent deal. However, Magpies were reluctant to let him go due to his role as back-up ‘goalkeeper to Martin Dubravka.

While Peacocks’ advances were knocked back, Karl could be available on a free transfer in the summer, meaning that Leeds United could revisit the signing at the end of the campaign. Whites reported interest in Darlow certainly poses a few questions.

While the Whites were keen to add a back up to Kiko Casilla in winter, they opted to sign Elia Caprile a young shot-stopper with the view to developing him. Moving for the English goalkeeper would be a much more expensive deal and one which the shot-stopper probably wouldn’t make unless he was going to be the first choice.