There were many positions Leeds fans felt needed to be strengthened this summer, one of which wasn’t the goalkeeper. However a goalkeeper could well be the second signing as Werder Bremen stopper Felix Wiedwald.
The 27-year-old German goalkeeper is expected in Leeds in the next 24 hours for his medical according to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post. The deal is believed to be in the region of £500k which on paper seems like good value for money for a keeper who played the majority of games last season in such a competitive league. It’s hard to say how good he could potentially be though given that he doesn’t play in this country.
The deal that seems likely to be confirmed by the end of the week will raise question marks about the future of two current Leeds United keepers. Marco Silvestri will surely depart with him dropping to 3rd choice and Rob Green, off the back of a wonderful campaign will want to spend his last few years playing regular, and on the 16/17 campaign he deserves to be. It’s also hard to believe the new man would sign if he wasn’t to be the new number one.