Rob Green explains what Garry Monk said to him before he signed Leeds United contract

QPR's Robert Green

Leeds United have signed Rob Green.

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Leeds United have announced a surprise deal to sign Robert Green, confirming the transfer via their official website.

Green is the club's fourth summer signing, as new head coach Garry Monk sets about re-shaping his squad.

With three goalkeepers already at the club, Green's role is yet to be determined, but the 36-year-old has said he is ready to act in whichever role he is asked to, whether it be in the first team or as a mentor. 

He 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.

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"I’ve spoken to the manager and I know what he’s got in store and what he’s planning. “What he said really resonated with me and re-affirmed my feelings towards this opportunity.

"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."

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Green could help young stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell develop, but his experience could be vital for the defence in front on him if he plays.

While Sol Bamba is experienced, Liam Cooper and Kyle Bartley are still relatively young centre-backs, who could benefit from Green's guidance, to help organise them.

The goalkeeper has played against Garry Monk in the Premier League and so knows his new head coach through a different spectrum to many of the players, and could be a vital link between manager and dressing room.

 

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