Report explains why Leeds pulled out of move for Ross Turnbull

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Former Chelsea and Middlesbrough goalkeeper Ross Turnbull was on Leeds United’s radar.

Leeds United pulled out of a move for Barnsley goalkeeper Ross Turnbull due to concerns over his back, according to The Sun.

The Championship club were interested in signing the 30-year-old goalkeeper, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.

However, Leeds ended their interest in the former Middlesbrough and Chelsea man last week, as reported by HITC Sport, and The Sun has now claimed that it was due to worries about his back.

Do Leeds United need another goalkeeper?

Turnbull would have been the second-choice goalkeeper at Leeds had the West Yorkshire outfit signed him.

Marco Silvestri is the Whites’ undisputed first-choice custodian, and it seems that head coach Uwe Rosler wants to bring in a suitable deputy.

Charlie Horton was signed earlier this summer, while Eric Grimes recently put pen to paper on a new deal.

However, neither goalkeeper is experienced enough to step in for Silvestri if the Italian picks up an injury or a suspension.

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