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Boaz Myhill would be a perfect fit at Leeds United

Experienced keeper would provide a safety net for Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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Now that Felix Wiedwald has officially left the club, having moved back to Germany to link up with Eintracht Frankfurt, speculation has run rampant about how Leeds United will go about replacing him at Elland Road.

Most of the speculation this summer has been about either current Birmingham City keeper David Stockdale, who is from Leeds and was a boyhood fan of the club, or a rather spectacular loan move for Manchester City young star Angus Gunn, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City. Any move for Gunn would be rather remarkable, as he is on the fringes of the England team and our friends at MyFootballWriter, a Norwich blog, assume he’s going on loan to a mid-table Premier League team.

The latest goalkeeper to be linked with a move to Leeds is Boaz Myhill, fresh from being released by West Bromwich Albion after they were relegated from the Premier League.

Myhill is an experienced, veteran keeper who has played for a number of different clubs in England. The California-born keeper, who represented Wales at the international level, came up through the youth system at Aston Villa and went out on loan a few times before breaking through at Hull City, where he played from 2003 until 2010, during which the club went from League One to the Premier League.

After leaving Hull City in a clearing out after the 2010 season ended in relegation, Myhill moved to West Brom. He spent the 2011-12 season out on loan at Birmingham City, but returned to West Brom where he’s been a steady backup to Ben Foster.

Myhill would be far from the most exciting name to be brought in, but he’s clearly an upgrade over Andy Lonergan and would be available to start if Bailey Peacock-Farrell falters. He’s not been a starting keeper for a few years and wouldn’t come into Leeds with the idea that the position is his to lose.

A move for Myhill, or someone like him, would be good for the club as it looks to reload and go for promotion under new manager Marcelo Bielsa.