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Report: Leeds interested in possible move for Ross Turnbull

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Leeds United could be looking to sign the former Middlesbrough and Chelsea goalkeeper.

As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds are considering a move for Ross Turnbull as they look to bring in an experienced back-up goalkeeper ahead of the new season.

Stuart Taylor left the club at the end of last season, and although Charlie Horton has been signed this summer, he is expected to feature in youth games rather than as an understudy to Marco Silvestri.

This has caused the Whites to search the market for a solid and dependable second choice, with 30-year-old Turnbull highlighted as a potential option.

The current Bristol City player is known for his spells with Middlesbrough and Chelsea, having progressed through the Teesside club’s academy. He went on to make 28 appearances for Boro, before moving to Chelsea in 2009 and totalling just 19 games as Petr Cech’s understudy.

He was part of the Blues’ Champions League winning squad, before being released the summer of 2013 to sign with Doncaster Rover. He left after one season to sign with Bristol City, where he currently has one-year left on his deal for the newly promoted Championship side.

There are no indications in the report as to whether Leeds have formalised their interest in Turnbull and are prepared to make a move for him, but he is certainly an option that ticks all their boxes.

He is an experienced trophy winner and a viable competitor for Silvestri’s first-choice place, and would likely be available for a fairly budget price as he is not guaranteed consistent football at Oakwell.

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