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Leeds United goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell might be on the move to Oldham on loan

The youth product will need a loan deal to see playing time as the net seems a bit crowded at Elland Road

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The arrival of German keeper Felix Wiedwald from Werder Bremen has certainly added to the coming and goings at Leeds United. With the addition of another keeper, it was curious to see which of the keepers already at the club would go elsewhere and or if any would be sold on or allowed to leave on loan. With Rob Green having a brilliant season as the starting keeper, it seemed curious to bring in another keeper who has the pedigree to be a starter. It also seemed to bring into question the fate of former starter Marco Silvestri and youth product Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

It now appears that a decision has been made for one of the goalkeepers who played for the club last year, with Peacock-Farrell reportedly set to leave the club for a season-long loan at League One side Oldham Athletic. The 20 year-old keeper is also set for a new contract before going out on loan, as he has only one year left on his deal. Peacock-Farrell is seen as the goalkeeper of the future at the club, but he has rarely featured for the club with only a single league appearance under his belt. That lone appearance was over a year ago, as he was forced to start against Queens Park Rangers in April 2016 after Marco Silvestri was suspended after earning a red card against Rotherham the week before. And yes, it is the red card Silvestri got after Guiseppe Bellusci attempted one of the most boneheaded defensive miscues ever witnessed in English football.

This loan deal would benefit both the club and the player. Peacock-Farrell needs match experience outside of the U-23 squad to grow as a player, and Leeds have a crowded net. After all, only one goalkeeper can play at once, and having four senior players on the roster seems a bit excessive. However, with both Rob Green and Marco Silvestri linked with moves away from the club, Leeds United will need to make sure that they convince one of the other two keepers to stay.