Leeds United want to sign Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou next summer, West Ham United also keen
Leeds United are eyeing up a move to sign Seville goalkeeper Yassine Bounou for next season, according to Fichajes.net.
The Spanish news outlet reported on Wednesday (21 September) that West Ham are also keen on the 31-year-old Morocco international, who is “one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga”.
It is understood that Bounou, also known as Bono, will enter the final year of his contract at Sevilla next summer, which is when he could leave the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
Need new goalkeepers
If Illan Meslier is going to stay at Elland Road then we don’t need a new number one.
However, the Frenchman has been linked with a move away from Leeds so it would make sense for Victor Orta to draft a list of potential replacements.
But if Meslier stays, Leeds still need to sort out their goalkeeping department.
Kristoffer Klaesson is young and inexperienced and the club cannot expect him to develop or stay happy by playing in the Under-21s or sitting on the bench in the first team.
Joel Robles isn’t a great back-up option either and we’d feel more comfortable if Jesse Marsch – or whoever is in charge of Leeds come next season – has a better selection of shot-stoppers to choose from away from Meslier.
It remains to be seen if Bono would have the desire to leave Sevilla next summer.
He’s said to be “one of the best goalkeepers who has passed through the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán throughout the recent history” because of a number of “extraordinary” performances.
But with his contract expiring in 2024, he will be on the edge of leaving Sevilla next year and a change could be in order.
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