Leeds United are set to acquire the services of free agent Joel Robles to safeguard their nets. Robles is without a club now following his departure from Real Betis. The 32-year-old player has played for both Everton and Wigan. Following his stint in Spain, the Spaniard is set to make his return to the Premier League with Leeds.
Robles’s first club in the Premier League was Wigan Athletic. His most impressive performance in England was undoubtedly his clean sheet in the semi-final against Manchester City. Then, he moved to Everton where he raked up 65 appearances for the Toffees. In 2018, Roles departed Goodison after he signed a four-year contract with Real Betis. Now he is set to return to England on a one-year stint with Leeds United.
Goalkeeper a priority for Leeds.
Currently, Leeds have set to acquiring a new goalkeeper as their new priority now. In the pre-match conference, Jesse Marsch spoke about acquiring a new goalkeeper for the squad. According to Marsh, the team is missing an experienced shot-stopper in the posts. Marsch said:
“I think there’s an argument to have a more established goalkeeper as a back-up. Marcos Abad [goalkeeping coach] has created a really good environment with the goalkeepers. Anyone we bring in we have to be very clear, there can’t be any friction”
Bringing in someone with experience is a wise move for Leeds United. Also, Leeds desperately wants depth in the goalkeeper position this summer. This is because their first-choice keeper Kristoffer Klaesson has picked up an injury this pre-season. Moreover, backup keeper Dani Heuvel has had a serious off-field involvement and is at least out for a few games.
Leeds began their new season with a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Daniel Podence started the proceedings for Wolves with a beautiful goal. Then Rodrigo Moreno equaled it in the 24th minute. However, an own goal by Al-Nouri saw Leeds winning the first game of the new season.
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