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Mateo Joseph reacts as Leeds make goalkeeper decision days after Alex Cairns arrival

Mateo Joseph reacts as Leeds make goalkeeper decision days after Alex Cairns arrival

Leeds United announced the signing of Alex Cairns just a day after selling Kristoffer Klaesson to Polish side Rakow, and now the club have made another decision regarding the goalkeeper.

Leeds have been busy offloading a number of players this summer, whether it’s permanent sales in Archie Gray, Charlie Cresswell, Diego Llorente, Marc Roca and Klaesson, as well as those heading out on loan.

Sam Greenwood, Darko Gyabi, Jack Harrison and Sonny Perkins have all left temporarily. Ian Poveda, Liam Cooper and Cody Drameh are technically free agents, while others have joined new clubs on free transfers.

Lew Bate has joined Stockport County, while Jamie Shackleton is a promotion rival at Sheffield United. Only two signings have been made, but only one is a suitable addition to Daniel Farke’s squad this summer.

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Leeds make new goalkeeping decision after Cairns signing

Joe Rodon has joined permanently, but that doesn’t add anything to the side Leeds had at their disposal last season. Brenden Aaronson is a signing, but the only real addition is the signing of the experienced Cairns.

The 31-year-old returns to Leeds after leaving in 2015, making one appearance in 2011 as a substitute in a 5-0 drubbing of Blackpool at Elland Road. He replaces Klaesson but is not the only goalkeeper to sign a Leeds contract.

Leeds have also announced a new deal for impressive youngster Harry Christy, who was a regular part of the under-21s squad last season. He took to Instagram after agreeing terms to stay at Leeds for another season.

Mateo Joseph reacts as Harry Christy signs new Leeds contract

Christy is one of a number of young players to sign new contracts as Leeds continue to take action and get organised ahead of making any real forays into the transfer market in the coming weeks.

The youngster was on the bench against Plymouth in the FA Cup, and is now fourth in line when it comes to Leeds’ goalkeepers, behind Illan Meslier, Karl Darlow and Cairns. Dani van den Heuvel has left Leeds.

Leeds talent Joseph was among those to react to Christy’s Instagram post, as was former Elland Road player Bate. Christy is now expected to solidify his place in the Under-21s squad over the next 12 months.

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