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Leeds United: Former manager Simon Grayson discusses how he didn’t want to sell Schmeichel

Leeds United: Former manager Simon Grayson discusses how he didn’t want to sell Schmeichel - Leeds United News

Leeds United definitely made some mistakes on their road to returning to England’s top-flight. One of these was the sale of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and former boss Simon Grayson has emphasised his frustration at the club for letting the Danish star leave back in 2011.

Simon Grayson slams the club for Schmeichel sale

Speaking to Rob Tanner of The Athletic, Grayson said: “Kasper was sold by people above me. I’m not surprised by his success”

Tanner tweeted that: ‘He (Grayson) didn’t want to sell and it was a bad deal.’

The goalkeeper’s success emphasises how big a mistake the sale was

The goalkeeper was sold to Leicester City for only £1million back in 2011, and he has thrived in England ever since. His career at the Foxes has definitely been very special as he has made 389 appearances and kept 125 clean sheets (Transfermarkt). He was crucial in their promotion efforts and, of course, their amazing Premier League title win back in 2015/16.

He has received a lot of praise during his career, including from his current manager Brendan Rodgers, who called him a “world-class goalkeeper.”

His career definitely highlights how big a mistake it was for Leeds to sell the now £7.20 million-valued goalkeeper, especially for as cheap as the £1million they got for him

In other Leeds-related news, Phillips has given a possible update on when he could return from injury. Have a read on when it could be here!


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