Leeds United are the favourites to sign released West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, according to Football Whispers.

After the departure of Felix Wiedwald to Eintracht Frankfurt, Marcelo Bielsa will be looking to sign a new keeper. Myhill spent 8 years at the Hawthorns, but the 35 year-old will not have his contract extended and has been linked with a move to Leeds on a free transfer.

The arrival of Boaz Myhill would provide valuable experience in the Leeds dressing room, and important guidance for 21 year-old academy graduate Bailey Peacock-Farrell. The Californian-born keeper was a vital part in helping Hull City in their rise through the divisions from League One to the Premier League, achieving two promotions in four years at the KC Stadium.

The goalkeeper position is an area new Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa will desperately need to look into, after Weidwald made several mistakes last campaign against Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Hull City and Middlesbrough. Wiedwald’s departure was even celebrated by Leeds fans on Twitter. One user referred to his sale as ‘like a new signing’, with another saying ‘thank god for that!’.

Myhill has been linked with a return to former club Hull City. Tigers fans have called for Myhill to be brought ‘home’ after his release from West Brom as Nigel Adkins looks to replace Alan McGregor after he left for Rangers. Birmingham have also been linked with a move for the former Welsh international as David Stockdale is linked with a move away from St. Andrews, who has also been linked with a move to Elland Road.

 

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