Leeds sign former Norwich City and West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green

Robert Green during his time with QPR. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Robert Green during his time with QPR. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Leeds have completed the signing of former Norwich City and England goalkeeper Robert Green.

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The 36-year-old, who was released by Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season, has signed a one-year deal with Garry Monk's Championship side. Leeds become Green's fourth club, after lengthy spells with both Norwich and West Ham before joining QPR in 2012.

After making his debut for City as a youngster, Green went on to make 241 appearances for the Canaries before joining West Ham for around £2million in 2006.

'It's exciting to be here,' Green said. '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.'


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The presence of former Swansea boss Monk played a big part in Green's decision to move to Elland Road.

'What he said really resonated with me and re-affirmed my feelings towards this opportunity,' Green continued, speaking to his new club's official website.

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'After 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.'

Leeds travel to Carrow Road for a Championship clash on Saturday, November 5 and host City on Saturday, April 29.

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