Rob Green is currently attracting the attention of other clubs these days, as they perceive that the goalkeeper might be interested in a move away from Leeds United due to the recent arrival of Felix Wiedwald. The clubs seem to think that the move for the ex Werder Bremen keeper might have made Green surplus to requirements at Elland Road, and that the former England international might be looking for a new challenge.
Green was linked with a possible move to Arsenal over the weekend, with it rumored that the former Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United keeper was in line for a shock return to London. Arsenal appear to have a small crisis at keeper, with Petr Cech the only first team keeper at the north London club who looks to remain at the Emirates Stadium after the end of the summer transfer window. And now, more rumors are popping up, claiming that two of the clubs that suffered relegation last season, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, would be interested in a move for Green.
Sunderland looks to be having a roster overhaul this summer, with new boss Simon Grayson looking to reduce the wage bill and get rid of players that, quite frankly, didn’t do a very good job last season. While a move for Green wouldn’t be a nod to the future, Sunderland is looking for a new keeper after they cashed in on Jordan Pickford’s big money move to Mersyside to join Everton.
Middlesbrough also has a bit of a keeper crisis of their own, after losing both of their first team keepers to transfers away from the club after relegation. Garry Monk is familiar with Green, having brought him to Elland Road last summer from QPR, and that link seems to be at play again, as the former Leeds boss may look to bring him aboard at his new club.
Either way, if Green does move on, Leeds has the goalkeeper of the near future in Wiedwald, and the goalkeeper of the long-term future in Baily Peacock-Farrell, who was loaned yesterday to Oldham Athletic to gain first team minutes. While it would be sad to see Green go, given his brilliant performance last season, Wiedwald and Silvestri would still be a formidable pair that could help the Whites have a successful season.