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.
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.
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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.
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.