Goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald set to undergo medical at Leeds United

Felix Wiedwald. Picture: Thomas Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images).
Felix Wiedwald. Picture: Thomas Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images).
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WERDER BREMEN goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald is set to undergo a medical with Leeds United after agreeing a move to Elland Road.

Wiedwald will arrive in England in the next 24 hours to put the finishing touches to a transfer from the German Bundesliga club.

The 27-year-old emerged as a target earlier this week and United have moved quickly to negotiate a fee of around £500,000.

Wiedwald is surplus to requirements at Bremen after the club lined up the signing of Slavia Prague’s Jiri Pavlenka to replace him.

Bremen and Wiedwald held talks about his future at the start of the week and Bremen’s hierarchy have granted his request to move on and take up a switch to the Championship. He is expected to sign a three-year deal at Elland Road.

Leeds already have three keepers on their books but Rob Green, Marco Silvestri and youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell are all on deals which expire next summer.

Thomas Christiansen is set to add to Leeds United's ranks with goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald. Picture: Varleys

Thomas Christiansen is set to add to Leeds United's ranks with goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald. Picture: Varleys

Silvestri hinted last season that he might look to move on due to a lack of opportunities behind first-choice Green and Wiedwald’s arrival could leave to the Italian’s departure.

Wiedwald is set to become Leeds’ second new recruit following the signing of midfielder Mateusz Klich from FC Twente last week.

The former German youth international has spent the last two seasons with Bremen after previous spells with Eintracht Frankfurt and MSV Duisburg.

United are in the advanced stages of securing a deal with Huesca for Spanish number 10 Samuel Saiz, a move which looks likely to go through next week.

Leeds United goalkeeper, Felix Wiedwald.

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