Earlier today, the72 reported that Leeds United were competing with Swansea City over the signing of Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow, but it appears that the former Nottingham Forest man is not the Whites’ first choice signing this summer.

Lee Sobot, who writes for The Yorkshire Evening Post, has confirmed that the Yorkshire club have named Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn as their number one goalkeeping target this summer.

Reports linking Gunn with a move to Leeds first appeared a number of weeks ago, with the Man City shot stopper set to be allowed to move out on loan again.

The son of former keeper Bryan Gunn spent last season on loan to Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City, a club that both he and his father have played for before.

Gunn was in the youth academy at the Canaries before joining Manchester City at the age of 15. He is yet to appear for the Premier League champions, but has trained with the first team squad on a regular basis, and his highly rated in the North West.

He also trained with the senior England team back in November 2017 when Jack Butland dropped out of the squad, but he is yet to appear for them.

Leeds United are looking for a goalkeeper this summer following the poor performances of last summer’s signing Felix Wiedwald. The German keeper has flopped since replacing Rob Green as Leeds’ number one, and his performances even gave youngster Bailey Peacock Farrell a chance as the number of at Elland Road.

The young Northern Irish keeper ended the season as number one, but Paul Heckingbottom is still looking to bring in a new keeper to compete for that starting spot.


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