BBC journalist reveals hidden clause in contract of new Leeds signing
By Will Butcher
Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green is in line to earn a new 12-month contract at Elland Road, according to a reliable journalist.
The ex-England international signed for Leeds this summer after being frozen out by Championship rivals QPR.
But BBC broadcaster Adam Pope has revealed on his personal Twitter account that Green will earn another 12 months at the club if he makes enough appearances this season.
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) September 15, 2016
The goalkeeper has played in eight of Leeds’ nine fixtures this season, and has already proved an integral part of manager Garry Monk’s plans.
However, the former West Ham goalkeeper has managed to keep just one clean sheet to date in what has been a poor start to the campaign from the club.
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The contract revelation comes amid growing doubts over the future of Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, after the former Italy under-21 international ‘liked’ a tweet that was in favour of Monk facing owner Massimo Cellino’s deadly managerial axe.
The career of Green, 36, has stretched 18 years in professional football, since he signed his first professional deal with Norwich in 1998.
He has won 12 England caps but will be best remembered for disappointing displays at the 2010 World Cup.
Green was in goal for the first England game against USA when he memorably fumbled Clint Dempsey’s long range strike over the line.