United catch goalkeeper Rachubka Tim Hodge June 23, 2011 Transfer News 51 Comments Leeds have signed 30 year old goalkeeper, Paul Rachubka, from Blackpool. The ‘keeper was signed by boss Simon Grayson during his time as Blackpool manager and went on to make 127 appearances and win two promotions. During Blackpool’s 2007/2008 season he won the club’s player-of-the-year award. Simon Grayson had confirmed he was close to signing a goalkeeper, following the acceptance of an offer for current number one Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester City. Rachubka has signed on a two year deal but, if reports are to be believed, is unlikely to be the number one next season as Grayson looks to improve on last season’s squad. The manager has said “he’s a good, experienced goalkeeper to bring in to challenge within the squad.” Rachubka has already spoken about coming to Leeds, saying he wants to prove himself at “a top-class club”. He has said he is raring to get started with training and compete for a first team place. Ken Bates and Simon Grayson have said that, as the squad returns to training over the next week, business will hot up and the club will try to bring in new faces to replace the outgoing players.