It appears that all of the rumors have finally come true, as David Wagner has confirmed that Leeds United second-choice goalkeeper Rob Green is on his way to sit on the bench in the Premier League at Huddersfield Town.
BREAKING: Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner confirms that Leeds United goalkeeper Rob Green will join the club subject to a medical. pic.twitter.com/GnIPULG3Qi— West Yorkshire Sport (@WYSdaily) August 26, 2017
After Huddersfield Town’s nil-nil draw with Southampton, Huddersfield manager David Wagner confirmed the rumors that Rob Green was to join the Terriers in 24 hours, pending a medical.
As we’ve said before, if Green wasn’t going to get first-team action at Leeds, then maybe it’s for the best that he move on to another club. He had been linked to a number of different clubs in the summer transfer window, and while it might be a little hard to swallow a player going from Leeds to Huddersfield, it’s not as if he’s going to be missed at Leeds at this point.
31' Matt Mills heads at goal and Felix Wiedwald makes a great stop 0-1— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 26, 2017
41' Alioski does brilliantly down the wing, having Armand Traore for breakfast 0-1— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 26, 2017
Green was outstanding last year, but Wiedwald is proving over and over that he is the right choice for how Christiansen has this Leeds team playing football. During the Nottingham Forest match, in the first half, not only did Wiedwald have a pair of good saves, but at one point, while he had the ball at his feet with an Forest player running at him, Wiedwald showed composure to pass a long ball on the floor out to Alioski, who then started a break down the right hand side. Alioski went on to, as the Leeds Official twitter feed put it, “eat Traore for breakfast.”
So good luck Rob as you head back into the Premier League, even if it is with the Terriers. While the ending at Leeds isn’t what we all hoped it would be, Green’s time at Leeds will be remembered fondly, even if the team barely missed out on the playoffs at the end of the year. MOT