By Danny Wright
Leeds are expected to complete the signing of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from Wolves on Monday, 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, after Huddersfield set their sights on veteran ‘keeper Rob Green.
It is understood that the deal to sign the Wolves shot-stopper, who spent one season with the Whites in the past, will now be complete in 48 hours’ time.
If it all goes as planned, Lonergan is expected to sign Monday. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 25, 2017
Hay reported earlier on Friday that Leeds were looking to re-sign Lonergan on a free transfer as a quick replacement to Green, who has slipped down the pecking order at Elland Road after Felix Wiedwald has emerged as Thomas Christiansen’s No 1 choice between the sticks since he signed from Werder Bremen earlier this summer.
Former Preston goalkeeper Lonergan looks nailed on to be Leeds’ 14th summer signing after Jay-Roy Grot became number 13 earlier this week in his switch from NEC Nijmegen.
Football Insider Verdict
It would be hard for Leeds fans to blame Green for wanting to move on for first-team football, but it’s very unlikely that he would be able to get that at Huddersfield so this move to a Yorkshire rival seems to be because of money, unless there has been something going on in the background that people aren’t aware of. Lonergan will be a decent back-up to Wiedwald. He’s very experienced in the Championship and with a potential free transfer, it could see the Whites make a profit if Green leaves Elland Road for a fee.
In other Leeds news, Christiansen has given his thoughts on the interest in Green.