Leeds United confirm interest in goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Burnley keen on Northern Ireland international

Bailey Peacock-Farrell could be on his way out of Elland Road
Bailey Peacock-Farrell could be on his way out of Elland Road
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Leeds United have confirmed they've received interest for goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Burnley are keen on the Northern Ireland international.

The 22-year-old is believed to want guarantees of first team football that aren't forthcoming at Elland Road presently, Kiko Casilla preferred in goal by Marcelo Bielsa.

Premier League side Burnley are set to free up some cash with the sale of Tom Heaton to Aston Villa.

He intimated earlier this year, while on international duty, that his club future might lie elsewhere, if he wasn't in the first team picture.

"If I stay at Leeds I'll be staying at Leeds to play,'' said the stopper, whose contract ends next summer.

"The two scenarios would probably be I'm staying at Leeds and I'm playing or I'll have to be elsewhere I think.

"They said they wanted to open discussions on a contract but that was two weeks ago and I still haven't heard anything.

"But then they also said that last season. We're a season gone and it still hasn't happened. I don't know what to make of it.

"The aim is to be playing football, I have to.

"I'm not one of those goalkeepers who could be content with sitting on the bench and picking up a wage.''

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Peacock-Farrell came through the academy at Thorp Arch.

He spent time on loan with York City in the 2017/18 season and then made 29 first team appearances last season.