Signing Jamal Blackman could turn out to be a mistake for Leeds United

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...

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa appears to want to bring a new goalkeeper to Elland Road this summer.

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...

According to Sky Sports, Leeds United are attempting to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman this summer, but that may not be a smart move from the Whites.

Leeds are reportedly looking to take Blackman on loan for the season, but by bringing him in they would only be blocking their own youngster’s progress.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell showed great potential towards the end of last season, when he broke into Leeds’ first-team.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Leeds United makes a save from Lewis Grabban of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13,...

However, by bringing Blackman in, they would be showing more willingness to develop another side’s youngster, rather than their own.

Blackman may be a strong option at Championship level, but Leeds may only get to keep him for a season, before he returns to Chelsea.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Leeds United makes a save from Lewis Grabban of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13,...

Peacock-Farrell, in the meantime, would lose a season of football, where he could have been featuring for Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team, and that could be majorly detrimental to his development. 

And Leeds need to think long and hard about whether Blackman is enough of an upgrade on Peacock-Farrell to warrant making such a transfer this summer.

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