Leeds United: Keeper Taylor completes a move to Millwall

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Goalkeeper Maik Taylor has finalised his summer transfer from Leeds United by accepting a one-year contract at Millwall.

Taylor will take up a permanent deal at the New Den when his contract with Leeds expires at the end of next month.

The 40-year-old was certain to be absent from the retained list published by Leeds this week having moved to Millwall shortly after Neil Warnock’s appointment as manager in February.

Taylor fell victim to Warnock’s policy of naming no keeper among his substitutes, rendering him surplus behind Andy Lonergan, but he played 10 times for Millwall – including once against Leeds at the New Den on March 24.

Warnock revealed ahead of that fixture that Taylor would be leaving United at the end of his short-term deal, saying: “He’s been a great pro over the years and he’s got a chance to go to Millwall and do some coaching.

“He’s 40 years of age and I didn’t feel I could restrict him from that career. He’ll be leaving here on a free transfer at the end of of the season anyway.”

Taylor originally joined United in November, arriving as cover from Lonergan and on-loan Reading youngster Alex McCarthy. But the former Fulham and Birmingham City keeper failed to make a single appearance for the Elland Road club.