Transfer news: Leeds United set to sign Sunderland 'target' with ex-Wigan Athletic and Everton man set for move

Leeds United are set to sign experienced goalkeeper Joel Robles on Monday – according to reports.

Sunderland had been linked with the ex-Everton and Wigan Athletic goalkeeper as cover and competition for Anthony Patterson.

The Black Cats have so far signed 24-year-old shot-stopper Alex Bass from Portsmouth as Patterson’s number two during the transfer window.

However, head coach Alex Neil is eyeing a third option between the sticks with ex-Manchester United man Jacob Carney set to spend the season with Sunderland’s youth side.

CADIZ, SPAIN - JULY 24: Joel Robles of Real Betis looks on during a Pre Season Friendly Match between Real Betis and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Estadio Municipal de la Linea on July 24, 2021 in Cadiz, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)


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Robles, 32, had been linked to the Stadium of Light but a report from the Daily Mail states the Spaniard will sign for Premier League outfit Leeds United on Monday.

Robles is said to have agreed an initial one-year deal at Elland Road and will provide back-up to Leeds’ Illan Meslier and youngster Kristoffer Klaesson in Jesse Marsch’s squad.

The goalkeeper departed Real Betis in Spain last summer after stints with Wigan Athletic and Everton over the years.