Leeds fringe player 'fuming' after late January transfer decision
Andy Lonergan is “fuming” with Leeds United following the breakdown of his prospective move to Championship side Sunderland during the January transfer window, according to a reliable journalist.
The Sun reporter, Alan Nixon, wrote in his column of the Sun Sport paper on Sunday page 60, that the former England international was keen on a move to the Black Cats in a bid to gain more first-team football opportunities and attempt to become the Wearsider’s number one.
But talks fell through, leaving the stopper in limbo with the Yorkshire outfit.
Sunderland manager Chris Coleman then had to switch his attentions elsewhere, eventually signing Lee Camp on loan from Cardiff City instead.
Lonergan, 34, joined the Whites on a free last summer and has found his opportunities for first team football restricted to just seven outings in the Championship and two in the cup games.
The English stopper has been contending for the number one jersey with Felix Wiedwald, who has been Thomas Christiansen’s first choice in net.
And it would seem unlikely that the Danish boss will move away from his current number one choice, who was the between the sticks for the Whites dismal performance on Saturday when they were resoundingly beaten 4-1 by Cardiff City.
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