By Danny Wright

26th Aug, 2017 | 7:24am

Leeds plot swoop to re-sign Championship veteran as Monk favourite nears exit - reliable journalist

By Danny Wright

Leeds are plotting to raid their Championship rivals Wolves in a bid to re-sign goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, according to a reliable journalist.

Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday evening that the Whites are looking to swoop for Lonergan, 33, in a free transfer deal as Rob Green’s exit from Elland Road looks increasingly likely.

It is understood that Premier League new boys Huddersfield are planning to snap up Green, 37, before the transfer window slams shut next week.

Lonergan spent one season at Leeds in 2011/12 before he was sold to Bolton.

He signed a two-year deal with Wolves last summer, but he has since made just 15 appearances for the West Midlands side in all competitions.

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It seems likely that Thomas Christiansen would want Lonergan to serve as back-up to summer signing Felix Wiedwald, who has nabbed the No 1 spot off Green after he emerged as Garry Monk’s favourite choice between the sticks last term.

Lonergan would bring a vast about of Championship experience to Leeds if he was signed, with the veteran making a total of 328 appearances in the English second-tier across spells with Preston, Bolton, Fulham and the Whites.

Football Insider Verdict

It would definitely be in Leeds’ best interest to try and keep hold of Green, but it’s clear that the ex-England international isn’t happy to sit on the bench at Elland Road any longer. However it’s strange that he would want to move to Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield, as he is only likely to serve as back-up there as well. The deal seems motivated by money more than anything and that is perhaps annoying to the Leeds supporters who though highly of Green last season. Lonergan will be an adequate replacement. The Wolves goalkeeper has been solid when called upon at Molineux and will be good No 2 choice to Wiedwald.

In other Leeds news, Christiansen has given his thoughts on the interest in Green.

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