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Leeds United eye Manchester City youngster to fix goalkeeping problems – report

Leeds United are favouring a move for Manchester City’s highly-rated England under-21 goalkeeper Angus Gunn over other options, the Daily Mail reports.

The Championship club have also asked Birmingham about Leeds-born David Stockdale, but would prefer a move for Gunn after he impressed on loan at Norwich City in the 2017-18 season.

A series of poor performances by German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald has led to the three-time champions of England looking for a new player to man Elland Road goal.

21-year-old Gunn made such an impression at Carrow Road that Gareth Southgate promoted him to the senior England squad for the friendly against Brazil in November.

The son of former Norwich and Scotland goalkeeper Bryan Gunn, Angus is likely to head out on loan again next season, with Ederson firmly established as Manchester City’s number one following an impressive debut year in England.

Should an offer arrive for second-choice Claudio Bravo, who has been subject to interest from Argentine giants Boca Juniors of late, and he decides to leave, Gunn could be offered the back-up ‘keeper role at City, which would mainly mean FA Cup and League Cup games, with the odd Champions League and Premier League dead rubber thrown in.

Having featured 51 times last season for Norwich though, the idea of a bit-part role, even be it at the Premier League champions, may not appeal to Angus, and a loan move to Leeds, who are in talks to recruit the famous Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach, could appeal.

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