By Mark Smith

25th Jun, 2022 | 8:30am

Leeds United could now seal transfer for Ben Foster as Jesse Marsch pushes for new goalkeeper

Leeds United could now seal the signing of goalkeeper Ben Foster, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper reported in their print edition [June 25, pg. 110] that Jesse Marsch is now pushing for a new experienced goalkeeper to add to his squad.

It is shared that Leeds will not be rash with their money, with Manchester City set to pump £45million their way for the signing of Kalvin Phillips in the next week.

Simon Jones wrote this in his latest column: “Despite the funds coming in, Leeds are not expected to be rash with spending.

“PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo and Adama Traore of Wolves are both on their list of targets.

“Jesse Marsch also wants to add an experienced goalkeeper – with Watford’s Ben Foster among the names mentioned.”

Smart.

Despite still being a Watford player until the end of this month, Foster will soon be released and become a free agent once his contract officially expires.

Leeds will want to be all over that, with the keeper one of the most experienced stoppers in the modern Premier League era through spells at West Brom, Manchester United and the Hornets.

The 39-year-old has made 390 appearances in the Premier League, and his age shouldn’t matter as he would mainly be coming in to help the guaranteed number one Illan Meslier anyway.

Foster would be the perfect mentor to Meslier, who will want to rack up hundreds of appearances at Elland Road and in the Premier League himself moving forward.

Phil Hay had a feeling this week that a deal would be done for a new goalkeeper, and this is the first name that has been mentioned – something that may not be a coincidence.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle