We covered rumours as far back as May that Paddy Kenny was set to join Leeds. QPR’s local news sources were confident that Kenny would leave for Leeds once QPR secured the signature of West Ham’s Rob Green. With renewed activity in the transfer market, the Kenny links have only got louder.
Neil Warnock refused to reject the rumours on TalkSport this morning, saying:
Paddy has been with me for years, so never say never. I imagine it will depend on who QPR get in.
With the Rob Green deal completed by QPR this morning, the green light is on for Kenny’s move. However the YEP believe that QPR will ask for £300-500k, and that the deal will therefore depend on the cash injection that would follow Leeds’ current investment/takeover talks. Paul Green and Adam Drury were secured on Bosmans, which requrie no cash up front.
If Kenny does sign for Leeds, Andy Lonergan will have a few options. The stopper is under contract at Elland Road for another two seasons, but might fall foul of Neil Warnock’s “no keepers” subs-bench rule. Former club captain Lonergan is expected to attract the attention of Owen Coyle’s Bolton, with Coyle having been interested in signing Lonergan as experienced competition for first choice Adam Bogdan earlier this month, but it is likely Leeds will want a fair valuation of a keeper that Leeds pundits called “player of the season so far” last September.