By Tom Blackburn

Leeds have signed former England goalkeeper Robert Green on a free transfer, the club announced on Wednesday night.

Green’s contract at QPR expired at the start of July and Leeds have taken advantage of his availability by landing him ahead of their rivals.

The club have now completed a deal for the 2010 World Cup keeper and announced the arrival of the 36-year-old via their social media platforms.

Green has been an important player for QPR this season, making 24 appearances in the Championship.

However a disappointing mid-table finish has led to changes at Loftus Road and the former West Ham stopper wasn’t given a new contract.

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The 36-year-old’s career has stretched 18 years in professional football, since he signed his first professional deal with Norwich in 1998.

As an England player he won 12 caps, but will be best remembered for disappointing displays at the 2010 World Cup.

Green was in goal for the first game against USA and with England 1-0 up he fumbled Clint Dempsey’s long range strike over the line.

Much like QPR, Leeds are undergoing changes following the arrival of Garry Monk.

A number of signings have been made, the most recent was the arrival of exciting winger Hadi Sakho on loan from Sporting Lisbon, while Leon Osman is rumoured to be arriving shortly.

About an hour before the news was confirmed, Ian Abrahams, a journalist and self-proclaimed close friend of Green, tweeted about the move.

In other Leeds news, their deal with a Championship rival has collapsed.