Report: Leeds and Celtic both interested in goalkeeper Keiren Westwood

Leeds Manager Paul Heckingbottom looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper Keiren Westwood is a target for Championship rivals Leeds United, as well as Celtic and Premier League Southampton.

Kieren Westwood of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates his team's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road on April...

It will come as little surprise to anyone to learn that Leeds United are making a new goalkeeper a top priority in this summer’s transfer window.

And according to the Sun, Paul Heckingbottom’s struggling side are hoping to sign one of the Championship’s most experienced and proven shot-stoppers – Sheffield Wednesday ace Keiren Westwood.

The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland international has been at Hillsborough since signing from Sunderland in 2014 and has been a brilliant servant for the Owls, starring as they reached the play-offs in each of the last two seasons.

Conor Washington of Queens Park Rangers battles with Keiren Westwood of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers at...

But Westwood has not played since December after suffering a groin injury and, according to the Sun, might now have played his final game for the club with Leeds interested.

Celtic are also understood to be keen on the one-time Manchester City loanee. The Hoops recently welcomed Craig Gordon back from a long-term injury and could perhaps have identified Westwood as a replacement for Scott Bain, the Dundee goalkeeper who is on loan at Parkhead until the end of this season.

Scott Bain of Celtic warms up ahead of his debut prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Scottish Sun claimed recently that Celtic are keen to sign Bain on a permanent basis, but it makes sense to look for alternative targets given that Bristol City and Birmingham are also big fans of the 26-year-old.

Westwood is also understood to be on the radar of Southampton, who reportedly see the 21-time international as a replacement for the axed Fraser Forster.

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