By Dave Woods

31st Jul, 2019 | 5:46pm

Leeds agree £3.5m deal for Peacock-Farrell

Leeds have agreed a £3.5m deal for 22-year-old goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell. 

The news was announced by the Yorkshire Evening Post after it was revealed that Tom Heaton would be moving from Burnley to Aston Villa in a deal worth £8m.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is said to be a big fan of the Northern Ireland international and thinks he can compete for the number one spot with Nick Pope.

Personal terms shouldn’t be an issue after Peacock-Farrell issued Leeds with an ultimatum that amounted to ‘play me or sell me’ earlier in the summer. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

That seemed somewhat premature from a player who was given a shot by Leeds in the 17/18 season before losing the gloves through a string of poor displays the following campaign.

However, he’s 22, a senior Northern Ireland international (he’s keen for game-time to keep his place) and in the last year of his contract. A move to a Premier League side will be tempting but he’s going to have to up his game significantly to become the Burnley number one.

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Given his contract situation, the £3.5m deal is great business for Leeds, despite the season starting on Sunday, and YEP journalist Graham Smyth revealed there was also a sell-on clause included and other Premier League sides interested in him.

However, it doesn’t look like Marcelo Bielsa is happy with either Will Huffer or Kamil Miazek as Kiko Casilla’s deputy, with the YEP claiming that Leeds will look to bring in a replacement for Peacock-Farrell before deadline day next week.