I don’t feel like the club have put a foot wrong in the main this summer. Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta have done a very impressive job although it still needs work in the strikers department. However letting Rob Green join Huddersfield and replacing him with Andy Lonergan doesn’t really work for me.
It’s easy for me to sit here and say “do this, don’t do that” regarding transfers and the squad and normally I accept things and look for the positives, but this situation leaves us wondering where any benefit is. You have to look after the loyal players, players who haven’t made a fuss and want to move on but there is a balance, and you have to protect your own interests and the interests of the club, and in this situation I feel like that would have been keeping Rob Green. Green was brilliant last season and gives us a very reliable back-up to the new number one Felix Wiedwald.
Wiedwald was always going to be the new number one when he came in, arriving from Werder Bremen and he has been steady so far, being tested mainly against Fulham, where he was impressive. Andy Lonergan seems set to join from Wolves according to Phil Hay and although I didn’t mind Lonergan in his first spell with the club, having seen him over the last few years filling in I wouldn’t want him in goals for Leeds if Wiedwald was to get injured. His catching and crossing is decent, even communication but his positioning and shot-stopping is very questionable. It would be a backwards step letting Green go, when he is only going to sit on the bench for Huddersfield.
More on this when it develops.