Paul Green signs for Leeds United
Republic of Ireland midfielder Paul Green has agreed to sign for Leeds United after turning down a new contract with Derby County.
29-year-old Green played just ten minutes at Euro 2012, and was without a club during the tournament. The Yorkshire-born centre midfielder has 12 caps for Ireland, and played 125 league games for Derby County since joining the Rams in 2008. Before that, he spent seven years at Doncaster, where he amassed 33 goals in 277 league games, winning the Conference National playoff, the old Third Division, as well as the Johnstone’s Paint Football League Trophy, and the League One playoff.
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock has been watching Green for a while, and finally got his man today. “Paul is another player I’ve been after for a long time, but obviously he was called up by Ireland for the European Championships so we’ve had to be a bit patient,” Warnock told the club’s official website. “I’ve seen him grow from his days at Doncaster and I’m delighted to have him here. I’ve always thought that he is a player who can create goals as well as score them, and he has just the type of attitude we need at Elland Road.”
Leeds kick off their 2012-13 Championship campaign against relegated side Wolverhampton Wanderers.