Paddy Kenny looks set to replace current no.1 Andy Lonergan in between the sticks ahead of the new Championship season. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Paddy Kenny has finally joined Neil Warnock at Leeds United on a three-year-deal, following weeks and weeks of endless speculation.
The 34-year-old keeper has joined for an undisclosed fee from QPR and will link up with Warnock for the fourth time in his career. Kenny and Warnock have worked together at Bury, Sheffield United and most recently at Queens Park Rangers.
Kenny is a two-time promotion winner to the Premier League after successful attempts with Sheffield United and QPR. Last season Kenny made 33 starts for the R's, keeping seven clean sheets.
Leeds boss Warnock has stated he believes Kenny will be one of the most important signings for the club.
Speaking to the official site, Warnock said:
"We've worked very hard with this one. It's taken some time to get it over the line, but I think he's the most important signing I'll make while I'm at Leeds United. I rate him that highly and I think the fans will see why.
I didn't think we'd be able to get him. There's no way I would have let him go. I wouldn't have swapped him for anybody they have on their books. I think he's a great keeper. He's one of the best in the country, not just the Championship.
We are delighted to get him. He's a northern lad, he knows what a pull Leeds is and he knows all about it. We've had our moments over the years, but we respect each other and that's why he has always been the main man I've wanted to sign. We've had to put others on hold, because I wanted to get this one over the line."
Kenny brings a wealth of experience with him to Elland Road with over 600 career appearances in England.
Who would you rather have in goal next season?
Paddy Kenny (79 votes)
Andy Lonergan (12 votes)
Other? Comment below with suggestions (2 votes)
93 total votes