Leeds have confirmed they have accepted a bid from Leicester City for Kasper Schmeichel.

The amount is unconfirmed yet rumours have put it around the £1m mark. There had been speculation over the goalkeeper’s future at the club considering he had just one year left on his contract and today Simon Grayson has said that, after speaking with the player’s agent, it seemed an extension would be difficult to agree upon and that accepting the bid would be in the best interests of the club.

Leicester are in a position to invest heavily this summer in an attempt to challenge for promotion next season. Schmeichel, who was recently called up to the Denmark international squad, has had an impressive season despite conceding a lot of goals. It was thought he would be in demand but should he go, it would free up a lot of space on United’s wage bill with the Dane rumoured to be one of the highest paid players at the club.

Leeds have been linked with young ‘keeper Keiren Westwood for a while which did suggest a move may be on the cards for Schmeichel. There’s no doubt, should this deal go through, he would be missed but as last season went on it became clear that maybe he isn’t as good as his reputation (and name) suggests. Should the million pound figure prove accurate then it is possibly a little disappointing, not least for fans to see big players being sold off to division rivals. The lack of ambition is more than a little frightening and there is definitely a feeling that, with promotion the aim for next season, the team should be built around promising young talents like Schmeichel. However, he arrived on a free so it could be seen as a good profit and should provide no excuse for Leeds not to reinvest and bring in a more than adequate replacement.