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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Green starts the summer moves with Leeds deal

PAUL GREEN kicked off a summer of transfer moves for Ireland internationals with his free transfer from Derby County to Leeds United.

Green, 29, had told Derby last month that he wanted to leave despite the offer of a new contract and after being linked with a number of sides, he has opted to move to Elland Road.

"Paul is another player I've been after for a long time, but obviously he was called up by Ireland for the European Championships so we've had to be a bit patient," says Leeds boss Neil Warnock.

"I've seen him grow from his days at Doncaster and I'm delighted to have him here.

"I've always thought that he is a player who can create goals as well as score them, and he has just the type of attitude we need at Elland Road," added Warnock.

Green is just one member of Ireland's Euro 2012 squad who will be on the move in the summer.

Defender Darren O'Dea is definitely on the market as he has ended his association with Celtic and is being tracked by a batch of Championship teams, while David Forde is also set to leave Millwall after falling out with boss Kenny Jackett. Keith Andrews has to sort out his future as he is out of contract with West Brom and while he has been offered a new deal by the Baggies, he could opt to stay on.

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