Ask many Leeds United fans and they will readily tell you that they expect some form of movement in the transfer market to strengthen the goalkeeping department.

United’s first choice stopper in youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell, but below him the safety net is gossamer thin. In fact, in reality the safety net has been abandoned. As it is, the ‘safety net’ is fellow, less-experienced youngster Will Huffer.

Peacock-Farrell has come in for some stick of late over a supposed lack of consistency and softness appearing in his all-round game. Some fans are even drawing cruel comparisons with former Whites keeping failures such as Marco Silvestri and Felix Wiedwald.

Phil Hay said earlier today that one of the players that Leeds are interested in is Newcastle back-up Karl Darlow. Hay said that the Whites remain interested, but only at the right price.

One keeper they won’t be getting though is Fulham’s back-up stopper Fabri, who was linked to the West Yorkshire club back in late December 2018.

In a lengthy thread about Turkish football, Serdar Sarıdağ, a reporter for Turkish media outlet Milliyet Gazetesi, said that Leeds were ‘interested’ in Spanish keeper Fabri, a player who is on the books at Premier Fulham after a £5.5m transfer from Besiktas in late July this year from Turkish side Besiktas.

He’s only featured twice this season in Fulham’s disappointing Premier League campaign so far, and seemingly is weighing up his options. In the above tweet, Sarıdağ says that Fabri has dismissed ideas of a move to Everton.

Now Turkish journalist Sarıdağ has scotched any hopes that Leeds United fans might have had that Fabri could be inbound. In his latest conversation thread, he said of the situation:

Instead, in his the update above he says that despite the fact “Leeds United and Rayo Vallecano want him so much,” the Fulham stopper is heading to Besiktas with their keeper Tolga Zengin heading out of the club.

Whatever the strength of interest Leeds United had in acquiring Fabri, the reality of the matter at hand is very blunt. With Fabri seemingly going elsewhere, that’s another stopper option chalked off for Leeds United in their hunt for a new keeper at Elland Road.

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