Kasper Schmeichel has agreed terms to join Sven Goren Eriksson’s Leicester City on a three year deal.

The Danish goalkeeper and son of legendary Manchester United stopper, Peter Schmeichel featured heavily in a Leeds United side last season whose defensive record was amongst the worst in the Championship.

After joining the club on a free transfer at the start of the 2010-11 campaign and with only a year left on his contract, Leeds United will point to the reported £1m fee as good business.

Despite an apparent reluctance to extend his current deal and the poor defensive record last season, many Leeds United fans will be frustrated at the sale. A lot of fans would argue his defensive record was more a reflection of a mismatched, constantly changing back-line rather than Kasper’s own ability.

However, there are also those that would question his ability to lead and organise the back-line and would point to poor communication skills as a particular weakness. Whilst Kasper can often be seen shouting at individuals when things go wrong, there seems to be little interaction beforehand.

Overall, it’s difficult to determine how good a deal this was for the club until his replacement is brought in. If Simon Grayson can deliver the more capable goalkeeper he’s been suggesting at a lesser fee than that received from Leicester City then you’d have to bow to his better judgement. If however, Leeds United start the season without the quality replacement we’ve been promised Simon Grayson could be setting himself up for quite the backlash. Only time will tell…

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