By Mark Smith

23rd Sep, 2020 | 6:40pm

Premier League rivals open to letting player leave as door opens for Leeds swoop - report

Leeds United could be in the market for a new goalkeeper with less than two weeks remaining in the transfer window.

Kiko Casilla is currently injury, and Illan Meslier has looked clueless in the opening two Premier League games of the season.

Football Insider reported on Wednesday that the door has opened for Leeds to sign Southampton keeper Angus Gunn on loan.

What about Southampton’s stance?

Hampshire Live have reported that the Saints are open to letting one of either Gunn or Fraser Forster leave the South coast during this window.

Alex McCarthy has started both Premier League games so far this season, with Forster being selected as the number two choice against both Crystal Palace and Spurs.

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Ralph Hassenhuttl has also commented publicly on the situation, confirming that Forster is his number two option, and one of him or Gunn will most likely leave.

Why would Leeds be looking for a keeper?

In our latest reaction video on the Leeds Lockdown after the Fulham clash, many of the comments were surrounding the fact that fans want a new keeper.

Meslier was shocking against Fulham and could have prevented all three goals. The third was certainly the worst.

A ball into the box saw the French youngster in no man’s land on the edge of his six-yard box which allowed Aleksandar Mitrovic to head home.

Gunn has made 22 Premier League appearances in his career, conceding 43 goals and only keeping five clean sheets – not exactly inspiring.

It would give Marcelo Bielsa with more top-flight experience than what he has though, and this could be a smart move, although it could only be possible should Casilla leave the club.

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