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Leeds United capture highly-rated Bundesliga goalkeeper Felix Weidwald from Werder Bremen for 400,000

  • 27-year-old former German Under 20 cap puts pen to paper on three-year deal
  • Stopper has also had spells with MSV Duisburg and Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Thomas Christiansen's side start Championship with trip to Bolton Wanderers
  • Felix Weidwald set to battle last term's No 1 Rob Green for first choice slot

Leeds United have confirmed the capture of goalkeeper Felix Weidwald.

The 27-year-old has penned a three-year contract after the Elland Road club agreed a deal understood to be in the region of 400,000 with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for his transfer.

Weidwald joins Leeds after making 26 appearances for Bremen last season, aiding Die Werderaner to an eighth place finish in the German top flight.

Felix Weidwald has joined Leeds United from Werder Bremen for a fee of around 400,000

Felix Weidwald has joined Leeds United from Werder Bremen for a fee of around 400,000

Weidwald thwarts Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund during his time at Werder Bremen

Weidwald thwarts Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund during his time at Werder Bremen

He becomes Leeds fourth signing of the summer, joining Mateusz Klich, Hadi Sacko and former Liverpool prospect Madger Gomes under new head coach Thomas Christiansen.

The Thedinghausen-born stopper earned one cap for Germany's Under 20 side and had spells at Duisburg and Eintracht Frankfurt before joining Bremen.

He will compete with Rob Green for the No 1 jersey in West Yorkshire.

Weidwald becomes Leeds fourth summer signing under new head coach Thomas Christiansen

Weidwald becomes Leeds fourth summer signing under new head coach Thomas Christiansen

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