Leeds United hand trial to former Sunderland man and weigh-up making an offer

Leeds United are weighing-up a move for former Sunderland goalkeeper Max Johnstone.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 7:51 am
Updated Thursday, 18th July 2019, 8:52 am
Leeds United have handed a trial to a former Sunderland youngster

The former Manchester United youngster was released by the Black Cats this summer, after featuring prominently for Elliott Dickman’s under-23 side last season.

Johnstone, 20, spent just one season on Wearside after being released by the Red Devils – but now has a chance to earn a move to the Championship having been handed a trial with Leeds.

The stopper featured for the Whites in their friendly against Tadcaster Albion on Wednesday, July 17 – as part of what was predominantly a second string side, with Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team troops currently on tour in Australia.

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And Johnstone managed to play the whole 90 minutes in the 5-1 victory – handing Leeds a tough decision to make.

The Elland Road outfit have already strengthened their under-23 ranks this summer, and the potential signing of Johnstone would fall into a similar bracket.