Leeds United is on the verge of announcing their second summer signing, a goalkeeper set to fill the void left by Kristoffer Klaesson’s departure to Poland. The team has been hard at work during pre-season training at Thorp Arch, aiming to excel in the Championship under the guidance of Daniel Farke.

With Joe Rodon already signed from Tottenham as part of the deal that sent Archie Gray to Spurs, Leeds is now focused on securing a new goalkeeper. Klaesson’s exit was confirmed over the weekend, marking the end of his three-year stint at Elland Road where he made three senior appearances without conceding a goal.

Following Klaesson’s departure, Leeds is left with Illan Meslier and Karl Darlow as the two senior goalkeepers. This situation has prompted the club to look for a third-choice goalkeeper in the market, as reported by the YEP.

Football Insider had previously mentioned a potential move for former academy goalkeeper Alex Cairns, who currently plays for Salford City in League Two. Cairns, 31, played a crucial role in Salford City’s victory over Leeds in a penalty shootout last season.

While the addition of a third-choice goalkeeper may not drastically impact Leeds’ season, bringing in Cairns could provide valuable experience and leadership both on and off the pitch. Farke is keen on strengthening the team’s overall dynamic, and Cairns’ presence could contribute positively to the squad.

Although Cairns may not see much playing time, his expertise and influence in the dressing room could prove to be beneficial for Leeds United. The potential signing of Cairns as Klaesson’s replacement seems to align with the team’s goals for the upcoming season.