Leeds United should make summer move for Chelsea-owned Jamal Blackman

Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Jamal Blackman (C) saves a challenge from Leicester City's English defender Harry Maguire during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between...

Chelsea-owned Sheffield United goalkeeper Jamal Blackman would be a good signing for Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

Jamal Blackman of Sheffield United kicks balls thrown onto the field by Hull City fans in protest of owner Assem Allam during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield...

One of the main reasons behind Sheffield United’s successful 2017-18 campaign is Chelsea-owned goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.

Signed on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea in the summer of 2017, the 24-year-old goalkeeper has been superb in the Championship and is one of the best players in his position in the division.

Leeds United should look at the possibility to signing Blackman on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Sheffield United's English goalkeeper Jamal Blackman saves a shot from Leicester City's Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between...

Despite the obvious quality of the 24-year-old, it is hard to see the former England Under-19 international goalkeeper break into the Chelsea first team anytime soon, and Leeds should make a move.

The position between the posts has been a worry for the West Yorkshire outfit so far this season.

  SavesSaves inside BoxSaves outside BoxPunchesCrosses ClaimedPassing AccuracyGoals ConcededAppearancesMins Played
Jamal Blackman 55 33 22 9 29 47% 30 28 2,363

Although Bailey Peacock-Farrell is playing well at the moment, the Northern Ireland Under-21 international is only 21 years of years.

It would not be a great idea to rely on a 21-year-old with only a handful of first-team matches in his career in a potential promotion-winning season.

Jamal Blackman of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers at Bramall Lane on February 20, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Felix Wiedwald has made quite a lot of mistakes and may not even be at Leeds next season, while Andy Lonergan has not been too convincing.

According to The Mirror (print edition, page 49, March 20, 2018), Chelsea want £1.5 million as transfer fees in order to sell Blackman (click here to read more), who earns £416,000 per year as salary, according to Spotrac.com.

For that transfer fee and salary, Leeds could not go wrong with Blackman, who has made 28 appearances in the Championship for United so far this season.

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