Transfer news: Leeds United sign Sunderland 'target' with ex-Wigan Athletic and Everton making Premier League switch

Leeds United have signed experienced goalkeeper Joel Robles, it has been confirmed.

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 Leeds United have won the race to sign the experienced goalkeeper, who has FA Cup and Copa del Rey winners medals to his name.

Robles has 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, Atletico Madrid, Everton and Rayo Vallecano over the years.