Keith Southern

The Blackpool Gazette are claiming Keith Southern is currently in talks with Leeds United.

The 29-year old midfielder was a key figure in the Blackpool side Simon Grayson managed but has since fallen out of favour with Blackpool promoted to the Premier League.

Southern’s current deal expires in the summer meaning he’d likely be available for little or no fee, or that Blackpool may be willing to allow him to see out his contract on loan at Elland Road. Simon Grayson has also stated he wishes to strengthen the midfield, so whilst the rumour has yet to be confirmed by either club, this one does seem to have it’s merits.