June 14, 2024

Leeds United: ‘Shock’ Joel Robles exit now lined up amid transfer twist at Everton

Everton are lining up a “shock” summer move for Leeds United goalkeeper Joel Robles, according to The Sun.

The newspaper notes that Toffees boss Sean Dyche wants competition for the number one spot and Robles is currently on his radar.

The Sun added that the potential switch comes as Manchester United are ready to move for Jordan Pickford, and could offer Tom Heaton as part of any deal.

 

But Tottenham are also reportedly watching Pickford, with Aston Villa also showing an interest, the newspaper added.

“Manchester United are ready to move for England No 1 Jordan Pickford whether David de Gea leaves or not,” according to The Sun. “Spurs are still watching Pickford developments and Aston Villa may also come for him if Argie World Cup-winner Emi Martinez leaves.

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“United could offer former Burnley number one Tom Heaton a Sean Dyche reunion at Everton as part of any deal

“Although the Toffees are already lining up a shock swoop for Leeds keeper Joel Robles. Dyche wants competition for the No 1 position and Spaniard Robles is on his radar.”

 

Goalkeeper merry-go-round

Forget the continuous managerial merry-go-round, there could be a goalkeeper merry-go-round at two billionaire-owed clubs in the Premier League this summer, with Everton ace Pickford at the centre of it.

Interest in the Toffees and England number one is unsurprising given his displays over the years, with Erik ten Hag seemingly in need of a new goalkeeper amid the uncertainty around current number one De Gea.

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And while it was once Illan Meslier who was the centre of attention at Elland Road, it is his fellow goalkeeper Robles who is now hitting the headlines after impressing in the final weeks of the latest Premier League campaign.

The experienced shot-stopper spent five years at Goodison Park from 2013-2018, so it is a club he knows very well, with plenty of minutes on the cards next season should he return.

The Toffees will lose veteran goalkeeper Asmir Begovic this summer as the Bosnian is also set to be involved in this goalkeeper merry-go-round, with a switch to Leeds perhaps a possibility if Robles was to go in the other direction.

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Leeds United news as Regis Le Bris contract clause comes to light amid OGC Nice links

A look at the latest Leeds United news on Sunday, June 11.

Regis Le Bris Contract clause comes to light
Leeds United were dealt a blow in their reported pursuit of Lorient boss Regis Le Bris last week. The French coach was linked with a move to OGC Nice after impressing with Les Merlus last season.

Both Nice and Lorient had not yet agreed a compensation package for Le Bris, and Foot Mercato claims no agreement was ever in place, a contrasting claim from reports earlier in the week which suggested a deal was almost complete.. Mohamed Toubache-Ter claims Lorient have a €5 million release clause inserted into Le Bris’ current contract at the club, which may mean all is not lost for Leeds United.

The Whites have also been linked with the likes of Scott Parker, Daniel Farke, Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard since the departure of Sam Allardyce.

Leeds United managerial ‘target’ holds preliminary talks with Celtic to replace Ange Postecoglou
Celtic have held talks with reported Leeds United managerial target Daniel Farke. The German head coach is out of work after leaving Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this month after just one season in charge, finishing 10th.

Sky Germany journalist Fliran Plettenberg claims Celtic have held initial discussions with the German, who is set to travel to Elland Road for talks next. Farke was in charge of Norwich City has experience of British football with Norwich City, leading the Canaries to the Premier League by winning the title in 2018-19.

Farke is under consideration to replace Ange Postecoglou at the Celts – who left to take up the vacant managerial role at Tottenham Hotspur last week. The 46-year-old learned his trade under Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund and forged a reputation for playing attacking, high energy football in East Anglia.

Plettenberg tweeted: “Excl. News #Farke: Talks with @CelticFC ! Celtic very interested in signing him as a replacement for Postecoglou. First talks took place. #CelticFC Next option: @leeds confirmed. But not advanced yet. Could change next week. Farke, ready to take over a new club now!”

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