Report: Leeds step up Stockdale interest but prioritise Angus Gunn

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United want a new goalkeeper at Elland Road and are reportedly eyeing Birmingham City's David Stockdale and Manchester City's Angus Gunn.

Angus Gunn of Norwich City looks on during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road on January 6, 2018 in Norwich, England.

Leeds United’s search for a new goalkeeper has been ongoing for some time but it seems the Championship giants have now narrowed down their search to two options – Angus Gunn and David Stockdale.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Manchester City youngster Gunn is at the top of Leeds’ summer wish list on the back of a promising 2017/18 loan spell at Norwich City.

The 22-year-old, who is the son of Norwich legend Bryan, is one of the most highly-rated young goalkeepers in the country and has been training with the senior England squad before they jet out for the World Cup in Russia.

Eden Hazard and David Luiz of Chelsea console with Angus Gunn of Norwich City during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on January...

And the YEP believes Leeds have identified David Stockdale as a back-up if they cannot get a deal for Gunn, who allegedly has attracted interest from a number of other clubs such as Stoke City and Celtic, over the line.

Stockdale has been told that he has no place in Garry Monk’s plans at Birmingham City and will therefore be free to leave, one year after he helped Brighton secure their place in the Premier League.

It is understood that Leeds are looking into the 32-year-old’s situation at St Andrews and have now stepped up their interest; although it seems that Gunn is the man they really want. The report adds that the Whites are waiting to see whether City will let him leave on loan for another season.

David Stockdale of Birmingham City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Andrews on December 4, 2017 in Birmingham,...

It is up for debate, however, whether Leeds have it the wrong way round. Stockdale has been one of the best Championship goalkeepers in recent seasons and his experience could make him a fine mentor for Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Gunn, while obviously talented, is less proven by comparison.

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