Keeper Kenny completes Leeds United move

Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has completed his move to Leeds United in a deal worth around £400,000.

Kenny, who has signed a three-year contract at Elland Road, has been reunited with former Rangers boss Neil Warnock, whom he also played under at Sheffield United and Bury.

Warnock has got his man.

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

But Kenny 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.

Warnock’s cause was helped by an offer from Bolton for keeper Andy Lonergan, which seems to have paved the way for Kenny to move.

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

Prior to that, the club discussed a new contract for the Republic of Ireland international.

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 made 77 league appearances for the R’s and was a key player in their promotion to the Premier League.

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