Leeds United: Oldham turn down Peacock-Farrell loan option

Young Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has returned to Elland Road after Oldham Athletic decided against taking him on loan.

Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 7:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:56 am
Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Peacock-Farrell was ready to join Oldham on a year-long deal and spent last week training with John Sheridan’s side but he is looking for an alternative move following the end of a trial spell at Boundary Park.

Leeds are willing to release the 20-year-old for the whole of next season having signed a third senior goalkeeper with a £500,000 deal for Felix Wiedwald from Werder Bremen last month.

Wiedwald, Rob Green and Marco Silvestri are all abroad on Leeds’ pre-season tour of Austria and vying for places under head coach Thomas Christiansen.

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Peacock-Farrell is seen as a future prospect by United and the club extended his contract to 2020 prior to him linking up with Oldham.

The League One club took him to a four-day training camp at the University of Bath and fielded him in a 3-0 friendly win over Salisbury City but have since decided to explore other options.