'Solid', 'Good pro' - Leeds fans react as club reportedly line up Green replacement
By Danny Wright
Leeds are reportedly close to completing the signing of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from Wolves – and on the whole, fans on Twitter seem pleased with the news.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday evening that Leeds are 48 hours away from re-signing Lonergan, 33, after Huddersfield set their sights on Rob Green.
It is understood that the veteran goalkeeper’s return to Elland Road will be done on a free transfer and that he is likely to serve as back-up to Felix Wiedwald, who has forced Green down the pecking order with the Whites following his switch from Werder Bremen earlier this summer.
Lonergan spent the 2011/12 season at Leeds in before he was sold to Bolton, and many fans have recalled memories of the shot-stoppers previous spell now that they are linked with a move to re-sign him, with most supporters thinking he would be a “solid” addition.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
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Don't forget Lonergan skippered #lufc when Howson left and was only sold because Colin wanted his son in the team! Solid No 2 IMO.
— LEEDSUNITED_MAD ⚡️ (@LeedsUnited_MAD) August 26, 2017
Any reservations about Lonergan. Here was the back 4 that protected him in that season Lees, Kisnorbo, O'Dea, White #lufc
— Hobbo (@Electric_Hobbo) August 26, 2017
Obviously Lonergan wasn't amazing for us but I have a feeling some people are confusing him with Rachubka. He'd be decent backup, IMO. #lufc
— Tom Woodhead (@tdwoodhead) August 26, 2017
Remember lonergan played behind Leeds worst defence in a while . Now solid #lufc
— Adam Brown (@adambrown1992) August 25, 2017
The year is 2017 and #lufc are about to sign Andy Lonergan. Next we'll be getting Ross Barkley on loan and sending him back.
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) August 25, 2017
I thought Lonergan was decent. If I'd take him as back up if he's the same player. #LUFC
— Haddocks left foot ⚽ (@bullockleeds) August 25, 2017
Lonergan Was solid for us. Seemed like a good pro. Be a good number 2 and a mentor for BPF. #lufc
— Poz (@Poz89) August 25, 2017
Lonergan made 38 appearances for Leeds in his previous spell at Elland Road and has since been axed from the Wolves first-team squad this season after failing to impress new manager Nuno Espirto Santo.
He made 15 appearances for the West Midlands side last season, keeping five clean sheets in the process as they avoided relegation.
In other Leeds news, Thomas Christiansen has given his thoughts on the interest in Green.