Aston Villa star among 3 Championship goalkeepers Leeds could target

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Aston Villa, Brentford and Fulham stoppers among three Championship goalkeepers Leeds could target in January.

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in Brentford, England.Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen during the Sky Bet Championship match against Brentford.

Leeds United are back to winning ways in the Championship following their 2-1 victory against rivals Middlesbrough, but there still remains an issue for head coach Thomas Christiansen.

That issue is the goalkeeper, with new signing Felix Wiedwald failing to truly impress resulting in another new face in Andy Lonergan taking the German's place between the sticks.

It would suggest that signing a new stopper in the January transfer window would not be such a bad idea for Christiansen and here are three options from England's second tier.

Daniel Bentley of Brentford celebrates his teams opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Millwall at Griffin Park on October 14, 2017 in Brentford, England.Daniel Bentley of Brentford celebrates his team's opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match against Millwall.

Daniel Bentley

This is Bentley's second full season at Brentford following a 2016 switch from Southend United and the 24-year-old continues to impress in an overachieving Bees side.

Despite his age the Englishman already has plenty of game time under his belt and there is every reason to think he could still develop further.

Marcus Bettinelli

Linked with a summer exit from Fulham by the Bristol Post, who reported both Bristol City and Chelsea had shown interest, Bettinelli has since signed a new three-year contract at Craven Cottage.

Despite that Bettinelli has made just one appearance for the West Londoners so far this term in the Carabao Cup, once again sparking speculation from the Nottingham Post that Nottingham Forest were keen this time and perhaps the Whites should consider entering the race.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone celebrates his team's opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017...Aston Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone celebrates his team's opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match against Burton Albion.

Sam Johnstone

On loan from Manchester United once again, Johnstone has impressed so much at Aston Villa that manager Steve Bruce has made it publicly known he wants to sign the 24-year-old permanently.

Yet the Sun reports that West Bromwich Albion might compete with the Villans for his signature, with Financial Fair Play rules perhaps limiting the latter's transfer power in any case. Either way Leeds could prove to be an attractive alternative.

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