Experienced goalkeeper becomes summer signing number four...
We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Robert Green on a one-year deal.
The former England international was a free agent following his departure from Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers earlier this summer.
Green, a vastly-experienced ‘keeper with over 600 career appearances to his name, becomes our fourth new addition of the summer following the arrivals of Marcus Antonsson, Kyle Bartley and Hadi Sacko.
The 36-year-old will now link up with his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp in Ireland ahead of next week’s friendlies with Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers.
“It’s exciting to be here,” Green told leedsunited.com . “This is one of those opportunities where the first phone call asking if you want to come and play for Leeds is a very quick one. It was a ‘yes’ straightaway.
“I’m thrilled to be here. I’ve spoken to the manager and I know what he’s got in store and what he’s planning.
“What he said really resonated with me and re-affirmed my feelings towards this opportunity.
“After a long wait over the summer, the last few days have happened very quickly and now I’m ready to go. I can’t wait to get going.
“I’ll join the squad as one of the older members of the group and the role I’ll have to play with my experience really appeals to me.
“I’m here for however the manager needs me. He’s got a young team of players, who, he says with the right guidance, will really flourish."
Green, born in Chertsey, progressed through the youth system at Norwich City and made his senior debut for the club in 1999.
Two years later he established himself as the Canaries’ first-choice ‘keeper and went on to make 241 appearances during eight seasons with the Carrow Road outfit, earning international honours with England along the way.
Green also won Premier League promotion with Norwich before making the switch to West Ham United in 2006. 241 appearances and further international honours followed during his six-year stint with the Hammers, before Green joined Premier League newcomers QPR in 2012.
During his four years at Loftus Road, Green experienced both promotion and relegation to and from the Premier League and amassed 128 appearances for the club prior to his release in May.
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