Man United consider January deal for 22-year-old Swiss goalkeeper

Leeds United desperately need a new goalkeeper to provide competition for Bailey Peacock-Farrell and consider Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira, who has just been recalled from his spell at Portuguese top tier side Vitoria, with the Red Devils keen to send him to the Championship.

The Manchester United talent is said to be in line for a move to struggling Reading, who sit 23rd in the Championship.

The Daily Mail claims other unnamed Championship clubs are interested, and Leeds United are getting amongst the mix.

Joel Pereira has already represented Manchester United’s first team three times and has been a regular for Portugal’s under-21 side.

The 6ft 2″ goalkeeper is seen as a potential successor to David de Gea at Old Trafford, and club bigwigs need to choose his next loan move wisely.

Giving him the opportunity to work under Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds would be perfect, with the 22-year-old getting the chance to fight for promotion.

The Yorkshire Evening Post this week claimed Leeds turned down the chance to sign veteran Michel Vorm, which fits with Bielsa’s mode of rarely signing older players.

A move for a young goalkeeper like Joel Pereira would replicate the deal for Chelsea ace Jamal Blackman, who suffered a season-ending injury in the Autumn.