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Former top-flight goalkeeper “open to Leeds United move”

Former Premier League goalkeeper David Stockdale is “open” to completing a move to Leeds United, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Current Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been charged with using language deemed to be racially offensive during a match with Charlton Athletic back in September, and although it is likely that he will appeal the charge, Leeds are looking for a new goalkeeper just in case he receives a ban.

The Elland Road club have been linked with a move for David Stockdale before. The 34-year-old keeper is extremely experienced at this level, having earned promotion from the Sky Bet Championship with two separate clubs.

Furthermore, Stockdale was born in Leeds and is well-known for being an avid supporter of the Elland Road club, so it really is a deal that makes sense for both parties.

The Former England C international is currently at Birmingham City, although he is massively out of favour at the club and is thought to be looking for a new opportunity as he heads towards the end of his career.

Leeds do currently have another goalkeeper ready and waiting to fill in should Casilla be banned. Illan Meslier came out last week and said that he would be ready to play as Leeds United’s number one if Casilla was made unavailable.

The young French goalkeeper was speaking while on international duty with the under 21s, and said that he has learned a lot from Casilla and is ready and waiting for his chance to show everyone what he is capable of.

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