Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham has claimed that he was close to making a move to Leeds United before joining the Scottish Premiership club.
The English keeper has just been released by Steven Gerrard’s side having struggled for playing time this season, playing as a back-up to veteran shot stopper Allan McGregor.
Having been at Rangers since 2015 when he left Swindon Town to make a move to Scotland, the 29-year-old has now revealed that he rejected a move to Elland Road earlier in his career.
Foderingham has said that he spoke with then Leeds boss Uwe Rosler about making a move to the club, but he opted to move to Rangers.
“I spoke to Uwe Rosler on the phone at the time. He was at Leeds,” Foderingham said on Open Goal.
“He was saying, ‘We want you to maybe come in to Leeds’. They had an Italian keeper at the time, and I just felt as if that wasn’t the right option for me.”
Spending five seasons with Rangers, the Hammersmith born keeper made 143 appearances for the Ibrox outfit.
With Foderingham now being available on a free transfer and below the age of 30, you would expect plenty of Championship sides to show interest in making a potential summer move.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa will be handed a problem in his keeper area come the summer with Illan Meslier leaving when his loan spell expires, whilst Kiko Casilla’s future has been much debated.
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