Exclusive: £10,000-a-week star wants talks to cancel Leeds contract
By Alex Stevens
Ross Turnbull wants to cancel his Leeds contract and find a new club, Football Insider sources understand.
The Elland Road goalkeeper has made only one appearance for the Yorkshire giants since joining from Barnsley in the summer of 2015.
A well placed Leeds source has told Football Insider that Turnbull, 31, is keen to negotiate a similar deal to former club captain Sol Bamba, who abruptly quit the club a day after the transfer window closed after reaching a settlement over the remainder of his contract.
Like Bamba, Turnbull, whose £10,000-a-week contract expires at the end of the season, wants to agree a pay-off with Leeds and be given the opportunity to join another club as a free agent.
Turnbull missed much of his debut season with an ankle injury but returned to full fitness over the summer and began the season on the bench as back-up to new No1 Rob Green after both keepers leapfrogged Marco Silvestri in the pecking order.
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Silvestri had initially been frozen out by new manager Garry Monk but the Italian has returned to the matchday squads for the last seven Leeds matches and started the midweek League Cup win over Blackburn when Green was rested.
Green is set to be reinstated for Saturday’s Championship clash against Ipswich, which will once again leave Turnbull on the sidelines.
The former Chelsea and Middlesbrough keeper, who has made 34 Premier League appearances in addition to 110 in the Championship and League One, is now looking for a move to reignite his flagging career.
In other Leeds transfer news, a forward has signed for Nottingham Forest after quitting Leeds.