Medical booked: Leeds set for major new signing, contract on table with option – report

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Leeds United have offered Joel Robles a one-year contract with the option to extend it for a further year, according to Diario De Sevilla.

The Spanish outlet has reported that the goalkeeper will undergo his medical at Elland Road early next week before signing on with the club.

It is shared that the 32-year-old will start as third-choice goalkeeper behind Illan Meslier and Kristoffer Klaesson as he starts to work with Jesse Marsch and the squad.

Robles will join on after leaving Real Betis at the end of last season once his contract expired.

The experienced goalkeeper has played in the Premier League with Wigan and Everton and will add tonnes of experience compared to the young talents we currently have in that area.

It is reported that Robles will sign on so the only thing standing between the Whites and this transfer are the medical tests which should go through easily next week.

Closing in.

Bringing the experience of Robles in for one year makes perfect sense and it has Victor Orta written all over it as he gets ready to unveil another addition.

Kiko Casilla mutually terminated his contract and it was the right decision for everyone and something that should have happened years ago.

That made cash available in wages, and Robles will no doubt be on anything near to what Casilla was earning at the club after he left Real Madrid to join all those years ago.

Leeds fans will want the big-name left-back and striker signings more than anything, but these smaller transfer can also make all of the difference in a young squad.

Robles has European and Premier League experience under his belt and we are happy enough to see him coming in to help alongside Marcos Abad every single day at Thorp Arch.

First, it’s Wolves on Saturday (06 August), then we can look forward to Robles.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle

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