Leeds to reignite Championship goalkeeper interest in January
The Birmingham Mail believes that Leeds United could again express their interest in signing Birmingham City goalkeeper David Stockdale in the January transfer window. The former Brighton & Hove Albion man is out of favour at St Andrews and is one of the highest wage earners at the football club.
Blues boss Garry Monk has made it perfectly clear to Stockdale that he is no longer in his plans, and that he would be free to move elsewhere. He has recently returned to the club after spending a brief time at Southend United on an emergency loan deal. Leeds have previously been linked with the shotstopper and are set to make their move in the New Year.
Leeds did seem all set to snap up the 33-year-old over the summer, but it is believed that his salary at Birmingham put them off. They weren’t willing to pay that at the time, but they may be forced into doing so if they want their man.
With Jamal Blackman out with a broken leg, Marcelo Bielsa wants competition to challenge Bailey Peacock-Farrell for the number one jersey at Elland Road.
Stockdale has been on the transfer list for some time and would surely be willing to negotiate a permanent move away. Monk has Lee Camp as his first-choice, and Tomasz Kuszczak is another that is not getting any game time this season, and would likely entertain a move elsewhere.
May 6th was the last time Stockdale played in a Birmingham City shirt during the 3-1 home win over Fulham in the final game of last season.