Medical underway: Another Leeds player confirmed to join PL club after terms agreed
By Harry Sykes
Rob Green is undergoing a medical at Huddersfield ahead of a proposed transfer from Leeds United, it has been confirmed.
Terriers manager David Wagner revealed that his team have agreed personal terms with the former England goalkeeper and are hoping to sign him on a one-year deal.
Speaking after Huddersfield’s draw against Southampton on Saturday, Wagner said, as quoted by the Sky Sports transfer centre blog (6.38pm): “We would like to sign Rob Green. We have agreed personal terms and we have also spoken to Leeds.
“If he passes a medical, which he will hopefully do today, hopefully we can announce this signing in the next 24 hours.”
The 37-year-old was omitted from the Leeds squad for their Saturday evening clash against Nottingham Forest, making way in the matchday 18 for youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who provided cover for first choice Felix Wiedwald.
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Huddersfield have set their sights on Green after he was an ever-present in the Championship under former manager Garry Monk last season following his summer of 2016 arrival.
The experienced Green, who represented England at the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa, has played more than 600 league games during his career for Norwich, West Ham and Queens Park Rangers.
Green is set to become the third senior Leeds player to leave this week, following Chris Wood, who signed for Burnley for £15million, and Liam Bridcutt, who has signed for Nottingham Forest.
It has been reported that Leeds are set to sign Andy Lonergan, 33, as a replacement for Green, with the deal to be concluded in the next 48 hours.
Lonergan is likely to serve as back-up to Wiedwald, who was immediately instated as the number one after signing from Werder Bremen.
The German was given the nod to start for the fifth consecutive league match this season against Forest this evening.
In other Leeds United transfer news, an £8million bid has been rejected for a Championship goal machine wanted by the club.