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Could Ben Foster's West Brom return see Leeds secure Anders Lindegaard deal?

Leeds United could do with a new goalkeeper and in January one in particular could suddenly be available.

With Charlie Horton leaving to return to America due to personal reasons and Ross Turnbull side-lined through injury, Leeds United are short in the goalkeeping department, with youngsters Eric Grimes and Bailey Peacock-Farrell currently competing to be Marco Silvestri’s understudy.

During the emergency loan window the Sun reported that Leeds were pursuing a temporary move for West Bromwich Albion stopper Anders Lindegaard, but while that failed to materialise there is a big reason why the Whites may be successful if they return in January.

Lindegaard has played second fiddle to Boaz Myhill at the Baggies this season, but with the Express & Star reporting that Ben Foster looks set to return from long-term injury before Christmas, the Dane’s chances at The Hawthorns will be increasingly limited.

At 31, and possessing considerable talent, Lindegaard should be a first-choice stopper now, not a second- or third-choice option, and Leeds would pull off quite a coup if they can bring the former Danish international to Elland Road.

All the time Foster was side-lined it seemed unlikely that West Brom would allow Lindegaard to leave, but once the England international returns to the fold Leeds would be smart to make a swift bid for a player who is simply too good for the bench.

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