Celtic and Leeds go head-to-head for highly rated goalkeeper addition

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Coventry City goalkeeper Keiren Westwood will become the subject of a summer transfer tussle between Leeds United and Scottish giants Celtic.

The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international is out of contract at the end of the season, and yet to sign a new deal.

The Sun reports how his fine form for the Sky Blues this season has caught the eye of a number of potential suitors.

Regarded by many as one of the best goalkeepers outside the Barclays Premier League, Westwood spent four seasons with Carlisle United after being released by boyhood club Manchester City in 2004, prior to his arrival at the Ricoh Arena.

Play-off hopefuls Leeds have approached Westwood about a summer move to Elland Road, citing a Bosman free transfer as great value for money.


Lilywhites boss Simon Grayson has Kasper Schmeichel as his current Leeds number one, but is looking to strengthen his squad with genuine competition in every position.

Leeds will face opposition for Westwood’s signature from SPL giants Celtic, with Hoops boss Neil Lennon also keen to add a proven goalkeeper to his Celtic Park squad.

The Bhoys remain in contention for another domestic title this season, currently sitting one point behind Old Firm rivals Rangers in second place in the Scottish Premier League but with a game in hand.

It is unclear at this stage whether Westwood would favour a move to Parkhead with Celtic, or rather remain in England and opt to join Championship promotion contenders Leeds.

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