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Leeds United to sign Joel Robles on one-year deal

Leeds United are set to complete the signing of former Everton, Real Betis and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles on Monday.

Robles, 32, has agreed an initial one-year deal at Elland Road and will arrive in England to provide more back-up to Leeds’ first choice, Illan Meslier.

The Premier League club have youngster Kristoffer Klaesson in reserve — named on the bench for today’s season opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers — but they were increasingly keen to secure experienced cover for Meslier, their No 1 for the past two seasons.

Robles is a free agent having reached the end of a four-year contract at Betis last season.

He was on Everton’s books between 2013 and 2018, though he made fewer than 50 Premier League appearances for the club in that time.

The Spaniard will undergo a medical in time to begin training ahead of Leeds’ trip to Southampton next weekend.

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