Leeds United are set to loan out Bailey Peacock-Farrell according to a report from BBC journalist Adam Pope.
Over the last few years, Leeds have produced a lot of great players through their academy and it appears that Peacock-Farrell could be the next one to break through. The 20-year-old goalkeeper may have started at Middlesbrough, another notable academy known for producing a lot of great players, but he was snapped up by Leeds and some think he could be their number one in the next few years.
However at the moment Peacock-Farrell doesn’t appear to have a chance to break into the first team. While Felix Wiedwald has been criticised by Leeds fans, it seems like he has the number one spot on lock for the foreseeable future while summer signing Andy Lonergan is seen as a dependable pair of hands, making him a suitable reserve. This means that Peacock-Farrell is unlikely to get close to the first team barring some very unfortunate injuries and suspensions.
And so to make sure he gets some first team action, Peacock-Farrell is set to leave on loan. Leeds did try this earlier in the year with the young shot stopper training with Oldham Athletic, though the Latics turned down the opportunity to sign him. But now he won’t be able to move on loan to any club in the EFL due to the restrictions on emergency loans, meaning he will be heading to a team in the non-league. But even if that is a level below what he would have wanted, it will still serve as important experience for him.