Marco Silvestri was the last player to start in goal for Leeds on the opening day in two consecutive seasons, and that run is going to continue next year with Felix Wiedwald leaving after just one year at Elland Road.
The writing had been on the wall for Wiedwald for a long time, and while Bailey Peacock-Farrell was superb during his run as number one, it would be little surprise if Marcelo Bielsa set his sights on signing a new first-choice stopper this summer with the academy graduate still perfecting his game.
Peacock-Farrell does not appear to be too far away, but he came into a side at a time when it was not overly difficult to be one of the most impressive players. Signing an experienced rival for the youngster seems to make a huge amount of sense.
And one of the players that Leeds reportedly have their eye on is David Stockdale, with Birmingham Live reporting that the Whites are currently discussing a fee after having a bid rejected by Birmingham City, who have told the former Brighton ace that he is free to leave this summer.
Meanwhile, HITC Sport reported this week that the Blues are considering a move for Rob Green following his release by Huddersfield Town. A switch to St Andrew's would see the veteran link up with Garry Monk who signed him for Leeds in 2016.
It would appear that Green moving to the Midlands would boost Leeds' hopes of signing Stockdale, but perhaps the Whites should actually switch their attention and instead try to bring Green back to Elland Road for one more season.
Birmingham is perhaps going to be the more tempting option for the 38-year-old given that he played a key role under Monk at Leeds and was relegated to the bench shortly after the head coach's departure and followed him out the door not long after that.
But with Peacock-Farrell's form suggesting that he is not far away from being able to take the number one spot, perhaps signing a goalkeeper who may have one or two years left in his career may prove to be an inspired move.
Green was brilliant during his year with Leeds, and unlike Stockdale, will not cost a fee, so perhaps the Whites should look to scupper Birmingham's move for Green rather than potentially seek to benefit from it.
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