Leeds have 'had a few conversations' over new signing at Elland Road

Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch shows his displeasure

Leeds United haven’t made signing a goalkeeper a priority this summer, according to Sky Sports reporter Tim Thornton.

Jesse Marsch has been a busy man in the transfer window, adding no fewer than six new players to his squad, but while Thornton said that a stopper is a “possibility” it’s not top of the American’s list.

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With doubts over the futures of Kalvin Phillips, who’s joined Manchester City, and Raphinha, who’s expected to leave for Chelsea or Barcelona, it was always shaping up to be a crunch window for the Elland Road club.

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And up to now, Marsch hasn’t disappointed. Following Luis Sinisterra’s arrival from Feyenoord on earlier this week, Leeds have now spent more than £90m, with the ex-Leipzig boss hoping to build a squad with enough quality to avoid another relegation battle.

Youngster Darko Gyabi arrived from City, midfielder Marc Roca was signed from Bayern Munich, Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson both reunited with Marsch following their time together at Salzburg, while Tyler Adams made the switch from Leipzig.

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Despite their extremely productive transfer window up to now, Thornton doesn’t necessarily think a goalkeeper is definitely on Marsch’s agenda.

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He told GIVEMESPORT: “I know there’s been a lot of talk about goalkeepers. It’s a possibility, but having had a few conversations, the goalkeeping position has not really cropped up as a priority.”

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Do Leeds need a goalkeeper?

Marsch currently has two goalkeepers at his disposal, but it’s not difficult to see why want another.

Illian Meslier is the club’s obvious number one. He’s started 88 games since initially arriving on loan, although since joining permanently following Leeds’ promotion, he’s missed just three league games.

Beyond the Frenchman, the Whites only have 21-year-old Kristoffer Klaesson, who’s time on the pitch suggests that Marsch doesn’t totally trust him yet.

His only appearance was forced, when Meslier hobbled off against Wolves, with Marsch even opting to start the France Under-21 international against the likes of Crewe and Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Therefore, while bringing in another goalkeeper isn’t a must, it’s easy to see why Marsch would be keen on signing one with more experience than Klaesson.

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