News of Rob Green's departure can't have been a surprise for many fans, but for some it may have been a disappointment.
Green had been one of Leeds' key players last season, being a constant force in goal and helping the club to a 7th place finish and some brilliant performances between the sticks.
With the incoming Felix Wiedwald being preferred by Thomas Christiansen, Green believed that due to the time in his career, he didn't want to remain as a backup when he still had time left in his career.
The strange thing is, Green has departed the club to join Premiership side Huddersfield Town. A side that has been performing brilliantly so far during the start of the season and that is partly down to their new keeper Jonas Lössl who is on loan from German office Mainz.
This means that Green will once again be second fiddle to a new signing, which makes his move less about football and more about the opportunity to be on Premier League wages.
I'm a big fan of Green and I think the fact that Leeds released the player prior to his move was foolish when he could have commanded a reasonable fee.
Having such an experienced keeper could have been pivotal to a good season and although Leeds have immediately replaced him with Andy Lonergan means that we won't be short of keepers but he's more of a backup. Whereas Green was a trusted contender for the top spot.
Whether Leeds will regret this decision remains to be seen. However, no player is bigger than the club and if you're not willing to challenge for your place, then you're not needed.
A shame to see someone so talented to go but with ample replacements Leeds needn't worry. A striker would be nice though!
By Ryan Ingham
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