Keeper Kenny set to complete Leeds move

QPR goalkeeper Paddy Kenny is close to completing a move to Leeds United.

He is set to be reunited with former Rangers boss Neil Warnock, whom he also played under at Sheffield United and Bury.

Warnock has been hampered by financial restrictions at Elland Road and at one stage looked like missing out on the 34-year-old as a number of Championship clubs made their interest clear.

Warnock has been trying to broker a deal.

But Kenny has always favoured a return to Yorkshire and stalled over possible moves elsewhere in the hope that Warnock would get the green light to sign him.

He now looks like getting his wish, with Rangers and Leeds having moved close to an agreement in the last 24 hours.

Warnock’s cause has been helped by a bid from Bolton for keeper Andy Lonergan, whose sale will pave the way for Kenny to move.

Kenny’s future at Loftus Road has been in doubt since Warnock was sacked by Rangers in January.

Prior to that, the club had discussed a new contract for the Republic of Ireland international, whose current deal is due to expire next year.

It later became obvious that he was not in Warnock’s successor Mark Hughes’ plans – especially when contract talks pencilled in for the first week of February did not take place.

Hughes made enquiries about several high-profile keepers before Robert Green’s arrival resulted in Kenny being made available.

During his two seasons in west London, Kenny has made 77 league appearances for the R’s and was a key player in their promotion to the Premier League.


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