Report: Joel Robles set to complete Leeds move in next week
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Report: Joel Robles set to complete Leeds move in next week

Joel Robles looks set to become Leeds United’s next signing, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting that the goalkeeper will complete a move to Elland Road in the next week.

Reports on Wednesday claimed that Leeds were set to sign a new stopper. Kristoffer Klaesson sustained a knock during a behind-closed-doors friendly. And that left him as a doubt for their Premier League opener against Wolves.

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Jesse Marsch has since suggested that Klaesson will be fine to be in the match day squad. But Leeds are still on course to sign a new goalkeeper.

And the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that the man coming in is Joel. The 32-year-old is a free agent after a spell with Real Betis. The report notes that he will join in the next week.

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It is a surprise move. Joel has spent much of his career as a backup option. But Leeds appear to be on course to be the third English club of the Spaniard’s career.

He started the 2013 FA Cup final with Wigan while on loan with the Latics. And he subsequently followed Roberto Martinez to Everton, where he spent the next five years.

Robles has his moments with the Toffees. And after one display, Martinez suggested that he had been ‘magnificent‘ and produced a ‘very special’ performance.

Joel to complete Leeds move

It is a surprise to see Joel move to Elland Road. Leeds have an incredible talent in Illan Meslier. And Klaesson clearly has potential. The Norwegian was superb when he came on against Wolves last season.

Joel obviously has more experience at the highest level. But some will have their doubts about whether he is enough of an upgrade on Klaesson at this stage of his career.

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