Kasper Schmeichel becomes Simon Grayson’s first signing of the summer after Leeds allegedly fought off Premier League clubs to get the Danish shot-stoppers signature.

The Dane, who joins on a two-year deal, started his career at Manchester City where he made eight appearances in between numerous loan spells to other clubs. After falling down the pecking order at City, Schmeichel requested a transfer and eventually found a new home at the then Sven-Goran Eriksson led Notts County.

Despite a successful spell at Notts County, where the Dane managed to keep 24 clean sheets last season, the dizzying lows of League Two football simply weren’t enough to contain Kasper, and today’s announcement that he’s moved on will shock very few.

Kasper does however leave Notts County a bit of a hero after he agreed to forgo his future wages when the infamous Munto Finance group left County in a total mess, something the incoming chairman Ray Trew described as “a huge concession by such a young man”.

Kasper will now fill the vacant spot left by the outgoing Casper Ankergren, and with Shane Higgs hardly a young ‘un, I’d expect Kasper to take over Leeds’ number one shirt.

Here’s a look at the man in action;

The unavoidable link to the former Manchester United keeper, Peter Schmeichel, might not go down well with some Leeds United fans. With that in mind, I’ve opened a new poll to see what you think of our first summer signing.

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